Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cú Cen Máthair

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

© 2000-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 27 September 2009

Masculine Given Names: Cú Cen Máthair


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: 4
Found in Years: 600, 604, 664, 665, 666, 678, 694, 695, 696, 698, 699, 701, 884, 887

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Cú Cen Matáir, 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.

Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.

ANindicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family
ASindicates an Anglo-Saxon
Nindicates a Norseman
Pindicates a Pict
Rindicates a person holding a religious office
Sindicates 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 , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 600-604)
TT604.5Cú Cen Máthair rí Muman
CSCS604Cú cen Matair rí Muman
AM600.6Cui Gan Máthair, rí Mumhan
(d. 664-665)
UU665.4Cu Cen Mathair m. Cathail mc. Aedha m. Cairbri m. Crimthain, ri Muman
TT665.5Cu Gen máthair, mac Cathail, ri Muman
II664.1Cui cen Máthair
CSCS665Cu cen Matair mac CathailMuman
AM664.3Cu Cen Mathair, rí Mumhan
TT678.2Findgaine mac Con Cen Máthair rí Muman
TT696.2Fíndghaine mac Con Cen máthair ri Muman
CSCS696Finnguine mac Con cen MathairMuman
II695.1Finguine m. Con cen Máthair [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM694.4Finnguine mac Coí Gén Mathair, ri Mumhan
TT696.3Ailill mac Con Cen Máthair an Muman
UU701.3Ailill m. Con Cen Mathair, rex Muman
TT701.6Ailill mac Con Cen Máthair, ri Muman
CSCS701Oilill mac Con cen Mathair ri Muman
II698.1Ailella m. Con cen Mathair, rig Muman [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM699.3Ailill, mac Cuí Gan Mathair, rí Mumhan
(d. 666)
II666.2Con cen Máthair, rí Cassil [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 884-888)
UU888.7RCu Cen Mathair, princeps Imlecho Ibhair
CSCS887RCu cen Matair ab Imligh Iobair
II887.3RCon cen Máthair, abb Imlecha Ibair [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM884.8RCui Gan Máthair, abb Imleacha Iobhair

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