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 Post subject: Aistriúcháin Beag
PostPosted: Mon 17 May 2021 2:40 pm 
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Hi,

Is fada an lá é nár phóstáil mé anso, conas atá sibh uile?

Ceist thapaigh agam daoibh; bhí roinnt kayaking á dhéanamh agam ar Loch Luíoch sa Choireán (Waterville) i gCiarraí cúpla seachtain ó shin, agus chuas amach ar Church Island ar feadh tamaill. (Go hálainn, ar ndóigh...)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Is ... gh_Currane)

Tá roinnt "leachtanna" scaptha ar an oileáin beag a bhfuil thart ar míle bliain d'aois. Tá inscríbhinní fós le feiceáil ar ceann nó dhó. Thógas pictiúr de cheann amháin. An féidir le héinne an dara fhocal a dhéanamah amach? Feicim "beannacht...". Agus measaim "anamchara" chomh maith? Cad an focal in ndiaidh "beannacht".

Go raibh maith agaibh...

Seo iad na pictiúir atá agam.

https://imgur.com/a/LWnDGt8


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 Post subject: Re: Aistriúcháin Beag
PostPosted: Tue 18 May 2021 1:34 pm 
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Hard to decipher, but others did it already:
"The Early Cross-Slabs and Pillar Stones at Church Island, near Waterville, C. Kerry" by Henry S. Crawford, The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Sixth Series, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jun. 30, 1926), pp. 43-47 (https://www.jstor.org/stable/25513388?s ... b_contents)

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No. 1 stands north of the church and close to it. Its dimensions are 5 feet 1 inch in height, 2 feet 1 inch in breadth and 4½ inches in thickness. On the west side is incised a ringed cross of four lines, with the Greek letters α and ω, ιης² and χρς occupying the intersections of the arms and ring. On the shaft of the cross, and beside it, is the inscription : bennocht Fanmain Anmchado - a blessing on the soul of Anmchadh.*

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² The Greek ιης for Jesus seems, even at that date, to have been confused with the Latin I.H.S., as the Latin h is given instead of the Greek η, if capitals had been used these letters would have had the same form.
* A close examination of the photograph in Jrnl., xxxviii, appears to show a rounded a at the end of Anmchada and in bennacht where o was read in Mr. Lynch's paper. As Anmchado would be an old Irish genitive, the correct reading is important for dating the inscription
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... so we get
bennacht Fanmain Anmchada

in Modern Irish:
beannacht ar anam Anamchadha

An(a)mchadh is a name, probably this monk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anmchad

The F has an overline (= "for" = ar)
(see http://www.gaelchlo.com/stair/neilson.pdf, Plate III)
(And there’s an overline over ιης and χρς.)


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 Post subject: Re: Aistriúcháin Beag
PostPosted: Wed 19 May 2021 2:16 pm 
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Thank you very much for that research! Looks like the Irish name for that island is actually Inis Uasal as well as opposed to the (presumably) Anglicised Church Island.


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