by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 01 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:
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Máel Petair|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Máel Petair|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Maol Pheadair|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||9|
|Found in Years:||890, 891, 895, 925, 991, 992, 1026, 1042, 1206, 1207, 1234, 1253, 1292, 1296|
Further information about the name Máel Petair / Maol Pheadair 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. 890-895) I I891.3 R Mael Petair macc Cuain U U895.2 R Mael Petuir episcopus, princeps Tire Da Ghlas I I895.2 R Muíl Petuir m. Cuáin, abb Tíre da Glass & Cluana Ferta Brenainn CS CS895 R Maolpedair mac Cuáin episcopus Tire da Glas comurba Brenaind A M890.2 R Maol Pedair, mac Cuáin, epscop Tíre Dá Ghlas & comharba Brénainn (d. 925) B M925.3 R Maol Pettair, abb Cluana Fearta Mo Lua (d. 991-992) U U992.1 R Mael Petair H. Tolaigh comarba Brenuind CS CS992 R Maolpetair comarba Brenainn Cluana Ferta I I992.2 R Mail Petair, comarbai Brenaind Cluana Ferta B M991.3 R Maol Pedair ua Tolaitt, comharba Brénainn Cluana Ferta (d. 1026) I I1026.5 Mael Petair h-Ua Ailecain, fer legind Duin da Lethglas (d. 1042) U U1042.6 Mael Petair H. h-Ailecan, fer leighinn & toisech m. leighinn Aird Macha B M1042.6 Maelpetair ua h-Ailecáin, fer leighinn Arda Macha, & toiseach na mac leighind (d. 1206-1207) U2 U1207.2 R Mael Petair h-Ua Calman, comarba Cainnigh LC LC1206.5 R Maol Petair .H. Calmáin, comarba Cainnigh C M1206.2 R Maol Pettair Ua Calmáin comharba Caindigh (d. 1234) U2 U1234.10 Mael Petair h-Ua Carmacan, maighistir Rosa Comain Co 1234.8 Maelpetair h. Carmacan maigister Rosa Comman LC LC1234.7 Mail Petair .H. Cormacán, maighister Rossa Comáin C M1234.1 Maol Peadair Ua Carmacáin maigistir Rosa Comáin (d. 1253) U2 U1253.2 R Mael Pedair h-Ua Muiredhaig, prioir Duine Géimhin (d. 1292-1296) U2 U1292.5 R Mael Peduir O Duibhgennan, archideochan na Breifne C M1296.1 R Maol Pedair Ó Duibhgennain aird-deochain na Breifne
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