I am having problems with the following from the Rawlinson Genealogies,
"Epscop Ibar trá ro baiste dá mac déc Bairr m. Cáirthind. A cethir lia
n-athair cona fodlaib .i. Fergus, Nath Í, Énna, Áed."
I take the first sentence to mean "Bishop Ibar baptized the ten sons of B.
"A cethir lia" = "his animal stone"? Is there a hidden meaning here?
"n-arthair" = "father" or "snake"?
"cona fodlaib" = "con-fodlai" = "to share".
The bigger problem arises from a preceeding paragraph that says: "Berach
Find m. Domongairt m. Bairr mc Sárbile cethri mc leis." Is there anything
here that explains how Barr could have two fathers? Or is one of these be