Mac Cana (Proinsias)

  • d. 2004
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Húas mo lebrán ind línech: Welsh and Irish cognates”, in: Ó Baoill, Dónall, Donncha Ó hAodha, and Nollaig Ó Muraíle (eds), Saltair saíochta, sanasaíochta agus seanchais: A festschrift for Gearóid Mac Eoin, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 117–123.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, The cult of the sacred centre. Essays on Celtic ideology, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2011. viii + 344 pp.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages: an overview”, in: Jankulak, Karen, and Jonathan M. Wooding (eds.), Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007. 17–45.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Praise poetry in Ireland before the Normans”, Ériu 54 (2004): 11–40.
Ériu 54 (2004), Dublin: Royal Irish Academy.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Ériu 1904-2004”, Ériu 54 (2004): 1–9.
Ériu 53 (2003).
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “The ingen moel”, Ériu 52 (2002): 217–227.  
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.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Teicht do Róim”, in: Ó Briain, Máirtín, and Pádraig Ó Héalaí (eds), Téada dúchais: aistí in ómós don ollamh Breandán Ó Madagáin, Indreabhán, Conamara: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2002. 71–89.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Notes on the legend of Louernios”, in: Richter, Michael, and Jean-Michel Picard (eds.), Ogma: essays in Celtic studies in honour of Próinséas Ní Chatháin, Dublin: Four Courts, 2002. 138–144.
Ériu 52 (2002).
Mac Cana, Proinsias, Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish studies, Dublin: DIAS, 2001.
Ériu 51 (2000).
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Notes of structure and syntax in Fled Bricrenn”, in: Ó Riain, Pádraig (ed.), Fled Bricrenn: reassessments, Irish Texts Society, Subsidiary Series 10, London: Irish Texts Society, 2000. 70–91.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “The motif of trivial causes”, in: Smyth, Alfred P. (ed.), Seanchas. Studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000. 205–211.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “J. E. Caerwyn Williams: 1912–1999”, Studia Celtica 33 (1999): 354–357.
Ériu 50 (1999).
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Varia III. Variation on a proverb”, Ériu 50 (1999): 173–176.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Varia IV. By way of analogy”, Ériu 50 (1999): 177–178.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Syntax and style in Middle Welsh prose: notes on periphrasis and epitaxis”, Celtica 23 (1999): 157–168.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Complex adjectival predicates in Insular Celtic”, in: Jasanoff, Jay H., H. Craig Melchert, and Lisi Oliver (eds.), Mír curad: studies in honor of Calvert Watkins, Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Innsbruck, 1998. 439–450.
Ériu 49 (1998).
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Notes on periphrasis with verbal noun and verb ‘to do’ in Middle Welsh”, in: Mac Mathúna, Séamus, and Ailbhe Ó Corráin (eds.), Miscellanea Celtica in memoriam Heinrich Wagner, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Celtica Upsaliensia 2, Uppsala: Uppsala Universitet, 1997. 183–196.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Prosimetrum in Insular Celtic literature”, in: Harris, Joseph, and Karl Reichl (eds), Prosimetrum: crosscultural perspectives on narrative in prose and verse, Cambridge: Brewer, 1997. 99–130.
Mac Cana, Proinsias, “Ir. ba marb, W. bu farw ‘he died’”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 49–50 (1997): 469–481.

As honouree

Carey, John, John T. Koch, and Pierre-Yves Lambert (eds.), Ildánach Ildírech. A festschrift for Proinsias Mac Cana, Celtic Studies Publications 4, Andover and Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 1999.


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