by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 28 August 2009
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:
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) nominative form:||[unknown]|
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) genitive form:||[unknown]|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Cuilén|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Cuilén|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||24|
|Found in Years:||493, 496, 498, 544, 652, 754, 884, 885, 931, 933, 950, 953, 971, 998, 999, 1027, 1044, 1056, 1065, 1107, 1147, 1155, 1156, 1162, 1177, 1225, 1227, 1324, 1327, 1455, 1463|
Further information about the name Cuilén, 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.
Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. ?) U U496.2 M. Cuilinn episcopi Luscan U U498.4 Chuinnedha mc. Cathmhogha, .i. Mc. Cuilinn, epscoip Lusga I I496.2 Meicc Cuilind Luscai CS CS493 Cuindedha meic Cathmogha .i. mac Cuilind espoc Lusca (d. ?) CS CS544 Meic Cuilind (d. 652) U U652.2 Culene m. Forindain T T652.4 Cuilene mac Forunnain, rí h-Ua Failghe CS CS652 Cuilene mac Forannáin rí Ó fFailge (d. ?) U U754.5 Cinn Fhaelad nepotis Cuileni (d. 884) A M884.14 Cuilen, mac Cerbhaill, mic Dunghaile (d. ?) A M885.2 Maol Tuile, mac Cuilen, abb Cluana Fearta Brénoinn (d. 931-933) U U933.2 Cuilen m. Cellaigh, rex Osraighi CS CS933 Cuilén mac Ograin ri Osraighe B M931.6 Cuilen, mac Ceallaigh, tighearna Osraighe (d. ?) B M950.13 Cuilén, mac Gusain (d. 953) B M953.4 R Cuilen mac Cellaigh, abb Cille Dara (d. 971) U U971.1 S Culen m. Illuilb, ri Alban CS CS971 S Cuilen mac Builb rí Alban (d. 998-999) T T998.1 Cuilen mac Etighen CS CS999 Culen mac Etigen (d. ?) T T1027.3 da mac Cuilén maic Concobair & rigdamna h-Úa Conaill Gabra CS CS1027 da mac Cuilin meic Concuphair rí & rigdamna H. Conaill B M1027.5 dá mhac Cuilén, mic Conchobhair, tigherna & tanaisi O Conaill (d. ?) T T1044.8 Cuilén mac Uallachan (d. 1056) LC LC1056.4 Cuilend mac Dergain (d. 1065) B M1065.11 Cuilen Ua Domhnalláin, ollamh breithemhnachta Ua Failghe (d. 1107) B M1107.3 Cuilen Ua Cathalain, tigherna Uaithne Cliach (d. 1147) B M1147.4 Cuillén mac fer leighinn Imleacha Iubhair (d. 1155-1156) MCB1 MCB1156.1 Cuilen O Cuilein, ri h- Conaill Gabhra B M1155.19 Cuilén na Claonghlaisi, tigherna Ua c-Conaill Gabhra ["Cuilen of Claenghlais, lord of Ui-Conaill-Gabhra"] B M1155.19 lá muintir Chuilén (d. 1162) B M1162.26 Uí Diomusaigh .i. Ceallach, Cú Broga, & Cuilén (d. ?) T T1177.5 Cuilén Ua Cuilen MCB1 MCB1177.4 Cuilen h- Cuilain (d. ?) Co 1225.24 Culen h. Dimusaig LC LC1225.33 Culen .H. Dimusaig C M1225.7 Cholén Uí Dhíomusaigh [Note: name is in genitive case and is lenited due to sentence structure.] C M1227.3 Cuilén Ua n-Díomusaigh (d. 1324-1327) U2 U1324.8 Cuilen h-Ua Dimasaigh Co 1327.8 Culen h. Dimusaig LC LC1327.5 Culén Ua Dimusaig C M1327.3 Cuilén Ua Diomasaigh (d. 1455) D M1455.3 Cuilén Ua Diomusaigh (d. 1463) Co 1463.13 Culen h. Dimusaig D M1463.5 Cuilén Ua Diomusaigh
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