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Airmed (Oirmed)

a woman of the Túatha Dé Danann, daughter of the physician Dían Cécht and a healer in her own right. Her name appears to refer to the Irish word airmed ‘measure of grain’, which echoes that of her brother Míach (míach ‘sack of grain’).


See also: Dían CéchtDían Cécht
(Túatha Dé Danann)
physician of the Túatha Dé Danann in Irish literature
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MíachMíach
(time-frame ass. with Túatha Dé Danann, Fir Bolg, Fomoire)
apparently from míach ‘measure (bushel, sack) of corn / grain’; a mythological figure of Irish literature, a son of Dían Cécht and brother to Airmed
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Túatha Dé DanannTúatha Dé (Danann)
Tuatha Dé Danann, Túatha Dé
A common Irish designation for a group of supernatural or magical figures in Irish history, broadly equivalent to the áes síde. In the pseudo-historical tradition represented by Lebor gabála Érenn and other texts, they are presented and arguably, to some extent euhemerised as the pre-Christian people that conquered Ireland from the Fir Bolg and were later overcome by the sons of Míl (the Gaels).
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