by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 12 March 2010
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:
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Glún Iairn|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Glún Iairn|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||9|
|Found in Years:||891, 895, 896, 982, 983, 988, 989, 1013, 1014, 1031, 1036, 1041, 1045, 1070, 1124, 1171|
DIL (p. 365, col. 115, s.n. glún) says of this name:
Glún Iairn: nprm. is a translation of the Norse "Iarn-kné, which name in its earlier appearances in AU is Iercne, Ergne"
Further information about the name Glún Iairn 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. ?) U U895.6 N Glun Iaraind A M890.15 N Glún Iarainn CS CS896 N Glun Tradna mac Glúin Iaráinn A M891.15 N Glún Tradhna, mac Glun Iarainn (d. 988-989) U U983.2 N n-Glun Iarn mac Amlaim T T983.1 N Glun Íaraind mac Amlaim, maic máthar Mail Sechnaill Moír CS CS983 N Glún Iarainn mac Amlaibh B M982.5 N n-Gluin Iarnd mac Amhlaoibh .i. mac máthar Maoileachlainn ["Gluniairn, son of Amhlaeibh, i.e. the son of Maelseachlainn's mother"] U U989.3 N Glun Iairn, ri Gall CS CS989 N Glun Iarainn mac Amlaibh righ Gall I I989.3 N Glún Iarn m. Amlaíb, rí Gall T T989.1 N Glun Iaraínd mac Amlaim, rí Gall B M988.15 N Gluin Iarn, mac Amhlaoibh, tigherna Gall U U1014.2 N Gilla Ciarain m. Gluin Iairnn rigdomna Gall CS CS1014 N Dupgall mac Amlaibh et Gilla Cíaráin mac Glúin Iarainn dha righdamna Gall LC LC1014.3 Gilla Ciaráin mac Glúin Iaruinn, rigdhamhna Gall B M1013.11 N Dubhghall, mac Amhlaoibh, & Giolla Ciaráin mac Gluin Iairn, dá tanaisi Gall ["Dubhghall, son of Amhlaeibh, and Gillaciarain, son of Gluniairn, two tanists of the foreigners"] (d. 1031) T T1031.2 N Glun Iaraind mac Sitriuca B M1031.12 N Glun Iairn, mac Sitricc (d. ?) [Note: this person is likely one of the men listed above, but it is impossible from this entry to be certain which one.] T T1036.9 mac Gluin Iaraind (d. 1041) T T1041.8 Da mac Faelain maic Murchada .i. Dondchadh & Glun Iaraind B M1041.9 Dá mhac mhic Fhaoláin, mic Murchadha .i. Dondchadh, & Glun Iarn (d. 1045) U U1045.2 Glun Iarainn H. Cleirchen ri H. Cairpri T T1045.1 Glún Iaraind h-Ua Cleirchen, ri h-Ua Cairpri LC LC1045.1 Glúniarainn .H. Cléirchén, ri .H. g-Cairpri B M1045.10 Gluin Iarn Ua Clercen, tigherna Ua Coirpre (d. 1070) U U1070.12 Glun Iairn m. Diarmata T T1070.3 Glun Iaraind h-úa Mail na m-Bó I I1070.3 Glun Iairn mc. Diarmata m. Maíl na m-Bó B M1070.8 Glúin Iarn, mac Diarmada, mic Maoil na m-Bó (d. 1124) B M1124.11 Gluin Iarn, Mac Brain, tigherna Airthir Ua f-Faoláin (d. ?) U U1171.4 Sadhbh, ingen Gluin Iairnn Mic Murchadha, comarba Brighte B M1171.2 Sadhbh, inghen Glúin Iairn Mic Murchadha, banchomharba Brighde LC LC1171.3 Sadhbh, ingen Gluin Iarainn mic Murchadha, comarba Brígde
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