Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: an Einigh

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 07 June 2008

Descriptive Bynames: an Einigh


"the Hospitable"


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: 7
Found in Years: 1338, 1365, 1428, 1486, 1493, 1502, 1520, 1530, 1585

Research Notes:

FM (p. 562, vol. 3, footnote "f"), in an entry for the year 1338, says of this byname that it means "of the hospitality, or the hospitable".


Further information about the byname an Einigh, 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)
[Ruaidhrí an Einigh Mag Uidhir] (d. ?)
CM1338.1Ruaidhri an Einigh Mag Uidhir tigerna Fer Manach
FMvol. 3, p. 562, 1338Ruaid.ri an einigh mag tigerna fermanach
[Feidhlim an Enigh mac Domhnaill Uí Chonchobhair] (d. 1365)
Co1365.6Fedlimid an Enig mac Domnaill h. Conchobair Corcumruad ri Corcum Druad
CM1365.3Fedhlimidh an Einigh mac Domhnaill Uí Concobhair tighearna Corco Mo Druadh saoí gan aithbe n-einigh, & n-engnomha
[Aodh an Enigh mac Pilib Mhic Uidhir] (d. ?)
DM1428.4Aodh an einigh mac Pilib Meg Uidhir
[Tomaltach an Einigh Mac Diarmata] (d. ?)
DM1486.5Concobhar mac Corbmaic mic Tomaltaigh an Einigh
DM1493.16Tomaltach ócc mac Tomaltaicch an Einigh Mec Diarmata
EM1502.5Tadhcc mac Tomaltaigh an Einigh Mac Diarmata tanaisi Maighe Luircc
[Feidhlim an Enigh] (d. ?)
Co1520.10Feidhlim a derprathair, re raití Feidlim an Enigh ["Feidlim his brother, called Feidlim the Bountiful"]
EM1520.2Feilim an Einigh
[Aodh an Enigh mac Néill mhic Cuinn] (d. ?)
Co1530.6Sorcha ingen Aodho Oic meic Aodho an Enigh meic Neill meic Coinn uxor h. Neill .i. Conn mac Coinn meic Enrí
[Donnchadh an Enigh mac Seáin mhic Aibhne] (d. ?)
EM1585.8O Catháin .i. Ruaidhri mac Maghnusa, mic Donnchaidh an Einigh, mic Seain, mic Aibhne ["O'Kane (Rory, the son of Manus, son of Donough the Hospitable, son of John, son of Aibhne"]

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