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 Post subject: Aistriúcháin Beag
PostPosted: Mon 17 May 2021 2:40 pm 

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Is fada an lá é nár phóstáil mé anso, conas atá sibh uile?

Ceist thapaigh agam daoibh; bhí roinnt kayaking á dhéanamh agam ar Loch Luíoch sa Choireán (Waterville) i gCiarraí cúpla seachtain ó shin, agus chuas amach ar Church Island ar feadh tamaill. (Go hálainn, ar ndóigh...) ... gh_Currane)

Tá roinnt "leachtanna" scaptha ar an oileáin beag a bhfuil thart ar míle bliain d'aois. Tá inscríbhinní fós le feiceáil ar ceann nó dhó. Thógas pictiúr de cheann amháin. An féidir le héinne an dara fhocal a dhéanamah amach? Feicim "beannacht...". Agus measaim "anamchara" chomh maith? Cad an focal in ndiaidh "beannacht".

Go raibh maith agaibh...

Seo iad na pictiúir atá agam.

 Post subject: Re: Aistriúcháin Beag
PostPosted: Tue 18 May 2021 1:34 pm 
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Hard to decipher, but others did it already:
"The Early Cross-Slabs and Pillar Stones at Church Island, near Waterville, C. Kerry" by Henry S. Crawford, The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Sixth Series, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jun. 30, 1926), pp. 43-47 ( ... b_contents)

No. 1 stands north of the church and close to it. Its dimensions are 5 feet 1 inch in height, 2 feet 1 inch in breadth and 4½ inches in thickness. On the west side is incised a ringed cross of four lines, with the Greek letters α and ω, ιης² and χρς occupying the intersections of the arms and ring. On the shaft of the cross, and beside it, is the inscription : bennocht Fanmain Anmchado - a blessing on the soul of Anmchadh.*

² The Greek ιης for Jesus seems, even at that date, to have been confused with the Latin I.H.S., as the Latin h is given instead of the Greek η, if capitals had been used these letters would have had the same form.
* A close examination of the photograph in Jrnl., xxxviii, appears to show a rounded a at the end of Anmchada and in bennacht where o was read in Mr. Lynch's paper. As Anmchado would be an old Irish genitive, the correct reading is important for dating the inscription

... so we get
bennacht Fanmain Anmchada

in Modern Irish:
beannacht ar anam Anamchadha

An(a)mchadh is a name, probably this monk:

The F has an overline (= "for" = ar)
(see, Plate III)
(And there’s an overline over ιης and χρς.)

 Post subject: Re: Aistriúcháin Beag
PostPosted: Wed 19 May 2021 2:16 pm 

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Thank you very much for that research! Looks like the Irish name for that island is actually Inis Uasal as well as opposed to the (presumably) Anglicised Church Island.

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