Xavier Delamarre wrote:
> Is there any chance that O'Davoren and O'Clery have had a different
> source or one has been copying the other ?
I don't know for sure. O'Davoren's glossary was the earlier of the
two. Michael O'Clery was a member of a great literary family and one
of the "Four Masters" who compiled the Annals that bear their name.
It is known that he travelled widely in Ireland gathering source
materials, and I would think it very likely that he "collected" this
gloss from O'Davoren's work.
Incidentally, I see after all that DIL does cite one appearance of
"tadg" as "poet" that may not be from a glossary:
ge ata na luan ag tadg 'although he is as a son to a poet'
from ZCP iii 378.3. I don't know what the context is, and I'm
pretty sure that this volume has been taken from the library for
rebinding, so perhaps someone else will pursue this?