by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 04 September 2007
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) nominative form:||Cosnumach|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Cosnumaig|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Cosnamhach|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Cosnamhaigh|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||8|
|Found in Years:||1154, 1162, 1421, 1422, 1436, 1454, 1471, 1482, 1485, 1497, 1529, 1533, 1584|
OCM (p. 61 s.n. Cosnumach) notes: "The names Cosnumach and Cosnaidhe are apparently interchangeable."
Further information about the name Cosnumach / Cosnamhach 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.
Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.
|AN||indicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family|
|AS||indicates an Anglo-Saxon|
|N||indicates a Norseman|
|P||indicates a Pict|
|R||indicates a person holding a religious office|
|S||indicates a person from Scotland|
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.
[Standardized form of this man's name] Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. 1162) B M1154.11 An Cosnamhaigh Uí Dubhda B M1154.11 c-Cosnamhaigh Ua n-Dubhda U U1162.10 An Cosnomhaidh h-Ua Dubhda B M1162.27 An Cosnamhaigh Ua Dubhda, tigherna Ua n-Amhalgadha (d. 1422) U3 U1422.3 An Cosnaighi Og Mac Aedhagain, .i. ollam h-Ui Concobuir Failghi re breithemnus ["The Defender Mac Aedhagain junior, namely, ollam of Ua Concobuir Failghi in jurisprudence"] Co 1422.9 in Cosnamach Oc Mac Aedacan .i. ollam brethemon Ceneoil Fiachach Co 1422.10 in Cosnamach Occ D M1422.7 An Cosnamhaigh óg mac Aedhagain ollamh Chenel Fhiachach (d. ?) Co 1421.11 Murcertach Bude mac in Chosnamaig h. Dubda D M1421.6 Muirceartach Buidhe mac An Chosnamhaigh Uí Dhubhda Co 1436.7 Lasur Fina ingen Conchobair Meic Dondchada ben in Chosnamaig h. Dubda Co 1471.22 meic in Chosnamuig h. Dubda D M1471.13 mic an Cosnamhaigh Ui Dubda (d. ?) D M1454.5 mac mic an Cosnamhaigh Uí Maoíl Mhuaidh ["the grandson of Cosnamhach O'Molloy"] (d. 1482) D M1482.18 an Cosnamhach mac Conchobhair óicc Mec Flannchadha (d. 1497) U3 U1485.15 An Cosnaidhe, mac Aedha, mic Neill h-Ui Mael Muaidh ["The Defender, son of Aedh, son of Niall Ua Maelmuaidh"] U3 U1497.36 h-Ua Maeil Mhuaidh [unrelated], .i. in Cosnamhaigh Co 1533.9 O Maolmuaidh .i. Domnall Caoch mac an Cosnamoigh LC2 LC1533.8 O Maol Mhuaidh .i. Domnall Caoch mac in Chosnamaigh E M1533.2 O Maol Muaidh Domhnall Caoch mac An Chosnamhaigh tighearna Fear c-Ceall (d. 1529) Co 1529.9 An Cosnomaigh mac Fergail meic Donnchada Duib Meic Aodagain LC2 LC1529.9 An Cosnamach mac Fergail mic Donnchada Dhuibh Mic Aodhagáin E M1529.8 An Cosnamhach mac Ferghail mic Donnchaidh Duibh Mic Aedhaccáin (d. 1584) E M1584.12 An Cosnamhach mac Con Coiccriche, mic Diarmada, mic Taidhcc Caim Uí Cleirigh
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