Lots of "gein" compounds among Ancient Cantabrian names, i. e. Alissiegini;
Origenus (CM León p. 44) & Origena (CIL II, 6298) vadiniensis (*-orc); other
spanish areas: Belligenos; Sangenus... (Albertos, in Tovar 1979; she sees
"-genus" as Celtic, despite shortness of them in CLTIB area).
Cf. my own ASPECTS OF PERSONAL NAMES OF ANCIENT CANTABRIA (Proc. XIXth
International Congress Onomastic Sciences; Aberdeen 1998, vol. 3, 250-254)
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From: "Marion Gunn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: Amergin
> >I hope it's not to late to ask a question stimulated by the etymology of
> >(quoted below).
> >I'm particularly interested in the second half of the compound -gein
> >(birth). I'd
> >like to know of other names in Irish (or elsewhere in the IE world), with
> >element as a compound; names are of particular (but not exclusive)
> Caoimhín springs to mind.
> >Might there be a reverse-index for Irish, as there is for ancient Greek?
> >With a
> >reverse-index, it's fairly easy to find second-elements in compounds.
> There is for Modern Irish, but not for Old. a Reverse Dictionary of Old
> Irish -- mmm, wouldnt't that make a truly interesting and useful project.
> Should be easy enough to fund.
> >Le meas,
> >--Tom Walsh
> >> I believe it was lenited in OI. The general rule is that the second
> >> element of any compound is lenited, and Amairgen is apparently a
> >> compound of amar (sorrow) + gein (birth.
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