by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 21 November 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:||Éicnech|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Éicnech|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||10|
|Found in Years:||718, 722, 743, 745, 748, 773, 781, 837, 901, 906, 916, 918, 950, 960, 961, 963, 992, 993, 999, 1017, 1018, 1146|
Further information about the name Éicnech 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. 718-722) U U722.8 Eicnech m. Colggen rex Orientalium T T722.7 Ecneach mac Colga ri in Airrthir CS CS722 Eiccnech mac Colgan rí na n-Airther A M718.1 Eccnech mac Colgan, toisech na n-Airther (d. ?) U U745.4 Congal m. Eicnigh T T745.4 Congal mac Eicnig U U748.7 Conghaile m. Eicnigh regis na n-Airther [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure] T T748.9 Congail maic Ecnigh, ríg na n-Airrther [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure] A M743.8 Congal mac Eignich, tigherna na n-Airrther (d. ?) A M773.9 Cuana mac Eccnigh (d. 781) U U781.5 Eicnech m. Eistenaigh, equonimus Doim Liacc (d. 837) A M837.5 R Egnech Cille Delcce, epscop, abb, & scribhneóir (d. 901-906) U U906.2 Eicnechan m. Dalaig, rex Generis Conaill CS CS906 Eignecan mac Dalaigh ri Cinel Conaill A M901.6 Eigneachan, mac Dálaigh, mic Muircheartaigh, tighearna Ceneoil Conaill A M901.6 Eccneach A M901.6 Eccneach A M901.6 Eccneach Sil Conaill B M950.2 Adhland, mac Egnigh, mic Dálaigh, comharba Daire Colaim Chille B M960.10 Muirchertach, mac Ecnecháin, mic Dálaigh (d. 916-918) U U918.1 R Eicnech princeps Arann Airthir ["Éicnech, superior of Ára Airthir"] B M916.2 R Eccnech, comharba Enda Airdne, epscop & angcoire (d. 963) U U963.2 Eicnech m. Dalaigh, ri na n-Airgiall CS CS963 Eignech mac Dalaigh ri Airgiall B M961.8 Ecnech, mac Dálaigh tighearna Oirghiall U U999.6 M. Eicnigh m. Dhalaig, ri Airgiall (d. 993) U U993.4 Eicnech H. Leogan, ri Luighne B M992.12 Ecnech ua Leocháin, tigherna Tuatha Luighne U U1018.3 Maelan m. Eicnigh H. Lorcan, ri Galeng & Tuath Luighne uile ["Maelán son of Éicnech ua Lorcán, king of Gailenga and all Tuatha Luigne"] LC LC1018.2 Moelan mac Eicnigh .H. Lorcain, rí Gaileng & Tuath Luighne uile B M1017.7 Maolán, mac Eccnígh uí Leochain, tigherna Gaileng & Tuath Luicchne uile (d. 1146) B M1146.8 Eccneach, mac Amhlaoibh Uí Chaomháin
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