> Is the word "coimcne" Old Irish? It's referred to in "The Book of the
> Cailleach" as meaning "mutual knowledge".
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It's in DIL (and the Dúil Bélrai) s.v. "coimgne" =
synchronism, 'historical knowledge' (Meyer); joint knowledge,
all-embracing (acquired) knowledge, very great knowledge >
historical knowledge, antiquarian lore
Sanas Cormaic (ca. 900) has the following entry:
363. Coimgne .i. coimegna [com + écnae] .i. eagna na
n-eolach .i. fis cech righ rogabh i comaimsir fria araile.
LEIA ratifies Cormac's analysis of the component elements.
> It's referred to in "The Book of the Cailleach" as meaning
> "mutual knowledge".
Ar mhiste leat sliocht a bhaineann le hábhar a thabhairt dúinn?
Is deacair "mutual knowledge" a thuiscint as comhthéacs. Ní
fhaca mé an leabhar sin fós. Cad é do bharúil air?