Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Menn, Mend

by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

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Version 2.1, updated 07 March 2010

Descriptive Bynames: Menn, Mend


"[the] Stammering/Inarticulate"


What we know as a set of Irish Annals are manuscripts that were each compiled during a particular time period, usually using older material as sources. For example, when the Annals of the Four Masters were written from 1632 to 1636, they covered events that occurred centuries and millenia before (including legendary history). So, when an entry in this set of annals refers to a person who lived in the year 738, the spelling used for that person's name is very likely not using the spelling that would have been used in 738.

Standard forms of this name (based on spelling systems of different periods) would be:

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 3
Found in Years: 1472

Research Notes:

The meaning "stammering, inarticulate" is given in the DIL (p. 459, col. 103, s.n. 2 menn (mend)). This entry specifically cites listed below.


Further information about the byname Menn, Mend, may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.

Raw Data

In the table below, I have separated individuals with a blank line. That is, when there are multiple entries in the annals that refer to a single person, those entries are grouped together.

Within the list of entries refering to a single person, I have sorted the entries primarily by orthography when it is obvious that what I am seeing is the same entry showing up in multiple annals. The entries that tend to use older spellings are listed first.

NOTE: The Annals referenced below under the code letters A, B, C, E, & F tend to use later spellings than the other Annals. In some cases, the spellings listed in these Annals may not be appropriate for the year referenced in the Annal entry.

In some Gaelic scripts, there is a character that looks approximately like a lowercase f, but without the crossbar. This character (represented by an underscored , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
[] (d. 630)
UU615.1Suibni Menn
TT615.1Suibne Mend
CSCS615Suibne Menn
TT615.4Suibne Mend
CSCS615Suibne Menn
AM610.3Suibhne Meann
AM611.1Suibhne Meann, mac Fiachna, mic Feradhaigh
UU628.2Suibne Menn m. Fiachna
TT628.2Suibne Mend mac Fiachrach
CSCS628Suibne Menn mac Fiacna
UU628.3Suibne Menn m. Fiachna
TT628.3Suibne Mend mac Fiachrach
CSCS628Suibne Menn meic Fiacna
UU628.3Suibne Menn ri Erenn, mc. Fiachna mc. Feradhaigh mc. Muiredhaigh mc. Eoghain
II630.1Suibne, .i. Mend
AM623.2Suibhne Meann
[] (d. 694-696)
UU696.4RLocheni Menn sapiens, abbas Cille Dara ["Lóchéne Menn the learned, abbot of Cell Dara"]
TT696.5Lochene Mend .i. dune ecnaidh, abb Cille Dara
AM694.2RLoicheine Meann, eagnaidh, abb Cille Dara
CSCS696RLochene Menn sapiens ab Cille Dara
[] (d. 718-722)
AM701.2Conall Meann, mac Cairbre
UU707.2Conall Menn, rexGenntis Coirpri
TT707.2Conall Mend rí Ceneoil Cairpri
AM705.4Conall Mend, toisech Ceniuil Coirpre
UU722.8Conall Menn rex Generis Coirpri
TT722.7Conall Menn, rí Ceneoil Cairpri
CSCS722Conall Meann ri Cineóil Cairbri
AM718.1Conall Menn, toisech Ceneoil Coirpre
[] (d. 742)
AM742.13Muiredhach Mend, toisech Ua Méith

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