by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.8, updated 16 March 2008
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:
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) form:||Étaín|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) form:||Éadaoin|
|Number of women found in the annals with this name:||11|
|Found in Years:||1104, 1188, 1225, 1243, 1263, 1328, 1392, 1393, 1467, 1475, 1476|
Further information about the name Étaín, may be found in:
The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.
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 Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals Kathleen M. O'Brien's articles are hosted by Medieval Scotland, which is published by Sharon L. Krossa (contact). Shopping online? How you can support this site.
Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. 1104) I I1104.4 Eataine ingene Uí Egrai [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. 1188) U U1188.7 Etaín, ingen h-Ui Cuinn, righan Muman C M1188.7 Edaoin inghen Ui Chuinn baintigherna Mumhan LC LC1188.10 Etain ingen .H. Cuinn, righan Muman (d. 1225) U2 U1225.6 Etain, ingen Diarmata Mic Domnaill Co 1225.35 Etain ingen Diarmata meic Domnaill h. Egra C M1225.11 E[acute ]daoín inghean Diarmata mic Domhnaill Uí Eghra (d. ?) U2 U1243.1 a bean, ingen Meg Carrthaigh Co 1243.2 Etain ingen Meg Carthaig (.i. Fingen), ben Meic Diarmata C M1243.5 a ben ingen Mhég Carthaigh (.i .Etaoín inghen Fhinghin, & bá h-i-sidhe mathair Taidhg budhdhein) MCB2 MCB1243.2 mathar fein leis a mainistir na Builli .i. ben Cormaic mic Tomaltaigh L. .i. inghean Mec Carrthaigh LC LC1243.1 Edaoin ingen Mhég Carrthaigh, .i. inghen Fhínghin mhóir Mheg Carrthaigh, ben Mic Diarmada (d. 1263) Co 1263.15 Etain ingen h. Flannacan C M1263.10 Etaoin inghean Uí Fhlannaccáin LC LC1263.14 Etaoin ingen h-I Fhlannacáin (d. 1328) C M1328.23 Edaoin inghen Még Mathgamna ben Még Uidhir (d. 1392) Co 1392.12 Etain ingen Sefraid h. Flannacan uxur Uilliam Meic Branan LC2 LC1392.11 Etain inghean Sefraidh .H. Flannacan, uxor Uilliam mic Branan (d. 1393) D M1393.10 Edaoin inghen Cathail Oícc Uí Concobhair ben Brian mic Maoilechlainn Uí Chellaigh LC2 LC1393.13 Edaoin inghean Chathail Oig Ui Chonchubhair, bean Bhríain mic Maileachlainn Ui Cheallaidh U3 U1393.9 Edain, ingen Cathail Óig Ui Conchobair, ben Briain, mic Mailechlainn h-Ui Chellaigh (d. 1467) U3 U1467.12 Edain, ingen Pilib Meg Uidhir, .i. ben Cormaic Meg Samradhain (d. 1475) U3 U1475.9 Edain Og, ingen Maigister Seoain Meg Uidhir, .i. bean Eogain, mic Eogain h-Ui Breislen (d. 1476) Co 1476.9 Etain ingen Domnuill meic Murcertaigh ben h. Conchobair Duinn D M1476.11 Edaoin ingean Domhnaill mic Muircheartaigh bean Uí Concobair Dhuinn
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