Texts

Cóir anmann‘The fitness of names’

  • Late Middle Irish
  • Irish legendary history, Mythological Cycle, Irish texts on language and literature
Language
  • Late Middle Irish
  • Late Middle Irish (Arbuthnot)

Textual relationships
Related: Do bunad imthechta ÉoganachtaDo bunad imthechta ÉoganachtaOrigin legend of the Éoganachta and the Dál Cuinn.Tochmarc MoméraTochmarc MoméraStory in which Éogan Mór is invited to Spain and marries the daughter of the King of Spain. Afterwards he returns to contend for the kingship in Ireland and his first son, Ailill Aulom, is born to him.
Associated items
Dinnshenchas of Laigin IIDinnshenchas of Laigin IIDinnshenchas of the LaiginScéla Ailello Aulumm ocus a fhiacla fidhaScéla Ailello Aulumm ocus a fhiacla fidha

Classification

Irish legendary historyIrish legendary history
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Mythological CycleMythological Cycle
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Irish texts on language and literatureIrish texts on language and literature
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Sources

Notes

Sharon Arbuthnot, ‘The manuscript tradition of Cóir anmann’, Studia Celtica 35 (2001): 292.
Sharon Arbuthnot, ‘The manuscript tradition of Cóir anmann’, Studia Celtica 35 (2001): 286.

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] 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.
Arbuthnot, Sharon, Cóir anmann: a late Middle Irish treatise on personal names, vol. 1: Part 1, Irish Texts Society 59, London: Irish Texts Society, 2005.  

Contents: Introduction (pp 1-75, in 7 chapters); Editorial method (76); Diplomatic texts [BB and NLI MS G 2] and translation (79ff); App. I. Concordances of entries (200ff); App. II. Genealogical tables (222ff); Bibliography (234ff); Index of personal names (242ff).

Arbuthnot, Sharon, Cóir anmann: a late Middle Irish treatise on personal names, vol. 2: Part 2, Irish Texts Society 60, London: Irish Texts Society, 2007.
[ed.] [tr.] 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.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Griffin-Kremer, Cozette, “Wooings and works: an episode on yoking oxen in the Tochmarc Étaine and the Cóir anmann”, Eolas: The Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies 4 (2010): 54–85.
Arbuthnot, Sharon, “Medieval Irish compilation: conservation and creativity”, in: Claassens, Geert H. M., and Werner Verbeke (eds), Medieval manuscripts in transition: tradition and creative recycling, Mediaevalia Lovaniensia 36, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2006. 1–12.
Arbuthnot, Sharon J., “On the name Oscar and two little-known episodes involving the fían”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 51 (Summer, 2006): 67–81.
Arbuthnot, Sharon, “The manuscript tradition of Cóir anmann”, Studia Celtica 35 (2001): 285–298.
Arbuthnot, Sharon J., “Fíthal in Cóir anmann”, Scottish Gaelic Studies 20 (2000): 197–200.
Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.  
comments: Part 1 (chapters 1-23): Allgemeines; Part 2 (chapters 1-85): Die Ulter Sage
Internet Archive: <link>
Dobbs, Margaret E., Side-lights on the Táin age and other studies, Dundalk: Tempest, 1917.
Internet Archive: <link>
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