would menioning the fact that Campbell is MacAilin in modern Irish (ie. in
the Gaeltacht in which I live, have any relevance here?) The Campbells here,
all native speakers, see their name as derivative of 'the beautiful ones'.
ŕill - desire; Old Irish áil; Welsh ewyll; Breton ioul; Celtic avillo-;
root av, desire, ;Latin aveo, English avidity. áil, pleasant, *pagli,
English fair aille - beauty, Early Irish álde, for álnde;
The obverse of the suggestions so far? We're dealing with real people here
and how they perceive their name is 'the lovely ones'.
Correct me please.
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Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: Bel?
> > Dennis wrote
> > >In cheist indossa: Outside these early scholarly glosses,
> > >is there any mention of a god Bel/Bil/Bial in early Irish
> > >literature?
> Is there any creedence given to the 1930s works published by Lawrence
> Waddell regarding the Newton Stone (Shevak Stone) of the Don Valley in
> Scotland? He translates the insciptions on the stone as, "This sun cross
> was raised to Bil by the Kassi of Kast of the Siluyr (sub-clan) of the
> Khilani, the Phoenician named Ikar, the Prat." The text of his
> is online at http://www.jrbooksonline.com/pob/pob_ch04.html.