On 28/04/2010 9:48 PM, Bernard Morgan wrote:>
> I found Aed Roin in Ui Failge king list of the Book of Leinster
That's good news.
> So accepting that Aed is a separate King of Tethba who dies in 604, who is he? For he is not Aed mac Brenainn of the Cenel Maine pedigree. Aed mac Brenainn died circa 589.
Presumably Aed Buide was a successor. Maybe he was a collateral relative,
whose direct descendants did not feature much in later history, and so he
might not show up in the genealogies we have.
The forainm 'Buide' might suggest that he needed to be distinguished from
another close relative called Aed, possibly the one who died in 589 - or in
594 according to a later addition in AU :) ; so they may even have been
But apart from the role of a 'forainm' (such as Aed 'Sláne', which clearly
links that Aed to Brega - not Tethbae) is there is much of linguistic note
to extract from these obits?
This is probably not the right discussion-list to tease out purely
historical questions. (I have only a flimsy grasp of such matters myself,
though I do agree that these particular obits are fascinating.)