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Subject: Re: Cruachan Aigle
From: Dennis King <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 31 Jul 2002 09:41:01 -0700
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Dúirt Sean O'Connor:

> Deirtear gurbh é "Crúachán Aigle" (Aigli) an t-ainm a bhí
> ar Cruach Pádraig.  Bhfuil a fhios ag aoinne cad is bun don
> fhocal "Aigle"?

Glactar leis go forleathan anois go gciallaíonn "aigle"
"of an eagle" sa logainm seo.  Tá "aicil = eagle" in DIL,
ceart go leor.  Ach deir LEIA gur "emprunt tardif au latin
'aquila'" atá ann.  Más iasacht dhéanach atá ann, is féidir
nach é seo an focal céanna atá againn in "Crúachán Aigle",
logainm a luaitear in "Cath Maige Tuired".  Tá bunús an
scéil seo ársa go leor, cé gur féidir gur cuireadh an
t-ainm seo ann níos déanaí.

Fuair mé níos mó faoi seo i léirmheas ar an Irish Times,
ar an leabhar _Antiquities of West Mayo: the archaeologies
of the baronies of Burrishoole and Murrisk_ le Christiaan
Corlett.  Deir an léirmheastóir:

> He refers to a medieval text which says the mountain
> was named after Aigle, who was killed there by Crom Derg
> ("Red Fist"). Before that, it was also known as Cruachán
> Gabrois.  During the 18th century, "Aigle" was frequently
> mistranslated as "Eagle mountain", and one travel writer
> even elaborated on this by stating that it appeared "like
> an eagle stretching out its wings".

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/ireland/2002/0318/3780166585HM2WESTTWO.html

Níl a fhios agam, áfach, cén "medieval text" atá i gceist
ag an údar, ná an bhfuil bunús ar bith leis an scéal seo
faoi Aigle agus Crom Derg.  (Can anyone substantiate this
story?)

Dála an scéil, tá "Aigle" againn freisin sa rann seo ó
"Buile Shuibhne":

Na corra go corrgaire
i n-Glinn Aigle úair;
elta d’ énaib imlúatha
chucum ocus úaim.

Dennis

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