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Ogam-Inschrift: CIIC-Nr. 073

Ogam Inscription: CIIC no. 073

Original location: Carhoovauler

County: Cork

Surroundings: Souterrain

Year of discovery: 0

Actual location: =


Fig. 073, 001 Fig. 073, 002

Actual reading:

Latin Transcription: DOMNG(I)N

Ogam Transcription: ()

Ogam Transliteration: ()

Direction of reading: du

Other readings, history, comments etc.:

Location and history:

This is one of two stones discovered in a souterrain by J.J. O'Crowley, Clonakilty (thus according to Macalister, CIIC; according to Macalister, Epig., he was from Youghal).
Macalister (CIIC) "heard rumours of its destruction"; by 1981, however, the souterrain was still intact. Only one of the two stones was accessible at that time; no. {74} would have to be dug up. Both stones served as supporting posts for the roof of the entrance hall of the souterrain; no. {73} was still standing upright in 1981.

Published illustrations:
Macalister, Epig. 3,63 (sketch of inscription);
Macalister, CIIC 77 (sketch of inscription).

Reading Macalister, Epig. 3, 63 (143.):

The name is identifiable with Domhaingen from the martyrologies.

Reading Macalister, CIIC:

The ending as presumed earlier is not commented upon.

Interpretation Korolev, DP, 66:

The inscription is from a very late date, not before second half of 6th century because of apocopy, syncopy and the lowering of -u- before -a- in the following syllable. Like this, it is different from no. {233} with DOMNGINN, and we have to assume a nom. here: *Dumnagenas, without lowering!

Reading Gippert (1981):

Angle up:
The reading is quite certain although the stone is hard to access. There seems indeed a fifth vowel notch to be present just below a larger fracture so that I can be assumed instead of Macalister's E.

Additional literature:

JRSAI 36, 1906, 204: J.J. O'Crowley.

Last changes of this record: 26.04.97

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