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Mac Cana, Proinsias, “The ingen moel”, Ériu 52 (2002): 217–227.

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Article
“The ingen moel
Periodical
Ériu 52 (2002)
Ériu 52 (2002).
Volume
52
Pages
217–227
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Abstract (cited)
The close collocation of ingen 'girl' and the adjective moel/mael occurs in a relatively small number of extant texts, but the instances are such as to suggest that it once enjoyed a certain currency as a term or set phrase in literary, and perhaps popular, discourse. It is found in the legal tract Bretha Étgid, the collection of triads known as Trecheng breth Féne, the Manx bible, and several other miscellaneous literary texts. However, they use it as a known item needing no further elaboration, and while some of its connotations are evident, it is still difficult to give it a precise, inclusive definition.
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Lexical itemSingle words, morphemes or phrases.
Irish ingenIrish mael ... 1
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2018