On 1/04/2010 7:54 PM, Helen McKay wrote:
> Could I ask a quick question, see if anyone has any advice? In MacKillop's Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, the entry against Fintan suggests that one derivation may be from vindo-senos> Old White One. Is this possible - and if so, how would it work?
> thanks in advance
Jürgen Uhlich, Die Morphologie der komponierten Personnamen des
Altirischen (Bonn 1993: 255), also favours this etymology:
> find + sen > Finten, Fintan (old fair-haired one).
(though he does list two other possibilities)