On Sat, 9 Dec 2006 12:28:15 +0000, TOM SMITH <[log in to unmask]>
>What is the earliest surviving mention of Nollaig in the Irish texts? Was
>there an older word than Nollaig?
DIL has an entry under “notlaic (Latin natalicia)". There are quotes
with the word from the Book of Leinster, the Stowe Missal, Leabhar Breac,
Leabhar Oiris, Rule of Tallaght, Annals of Ulster, Cogadh Gadhel re
Gallaibh,Annals of the Four Masters, Leabhar Chlainne Suibhne, and
others. But I don’t know which of these sources is oldest. Liz