Scéla Ailello Aulumm ocus a fhiacla fidha‘The story of Ailill Aulomm and his poisonous tooth’

  • Late Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Cycles of the Kings
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  • Late Middle Irish
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Cycles of the Kings


Ailill ÓlommAilill Ólomm / Ailill Aulom (ass. time-frame: Irish legendary history) – king of Munster; reputed ancestor of the Éoganacht and Dál Cais; a prominent figure in various king-tales, such as those revolving around the Battle of Mag Mucrama.
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Arbuthnot, Sharon [ed. and tr.], Cóir anmann: a late Middle Irish treatise on personal names, 2 vols, Irish Texts Society 59–60, London: Irish Texts Society, 2005–2007.
Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Cóir anmann (Fitness of names)”, in: Windisch, Ernst, and Whitley Stokes (eds.), Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 3:2, Leipzig, 1897. 285–444, 557.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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