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Ogam-Inschrift: CIIC-Nr. 089

Ogam Inscription: CIIC no. 089

Original location: Ballyknock

County: Cork

Surroundings: Castle Farm

Year of discovery: 0

Actual location: Cork, U.C.


Illustrations:

Fig. 089, 001 Fig. 089, w01

Actual reading:

Latin Transcription: BOGAI MAQI (BI)[RAC

Ogam Transcription: ()[

Ogam Transliteration: ()[

Direction of reading: du



Other readings, history, comments etc.:

Location and history:

For the history cf. nos. {82} and {83}. - This stone is assigned no. 5 in the collection of the Cork U.C.

Size according to Macalister, CIIC: 4'4" x 1'2" x 0'9".

Published illustrations:
Macalister, CIIC 1, 88 (draft).


Reading Macalister, CIIC:

BOGAI MAQI BIRACO
With Barry, the first letter is preferably to be read as a B, not an M. Originally the inscription might have ended with an -I, which could have been split off together with a following word by a fracture like the one present in the R.


Interpretation Korolev, DP, 68:

(B)OGAI MAQI BIRAC(I) [...
The final -I as proposed by Macalister has to be preferred because of the Gaul. PN Biracus (Latinized form), gen. Biraci. Rhys still read an initial MOGAI.


Reading McManus, Guide 65:

BOGAI MAQI BIrAC...
leg. -I.


Reading Gippert (1981):

Dexter angle, up:
BOGAI MAQI (BI)[RAC
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The patronymic is more than doubtful. Only two vowel notches are conceivable.

Last changes of this record: 26.04.97

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