On 9/06/2015 4:50 AM, Liz Gabay wrote:
> .i. Conall mac Suibne romarb in tAed Slane [...] Aed Gustan [...]
> is e rodmarb. Is e didiu romarb Aed [...] Buide ri Teatfa [...].
> that is, Conall mac Suibne who has killed Aed Sláne [...] Aed Gustán [...]
> it is he who has killed them. It is he then who has killed Aed [...] Buide
> king of Tethbae [...]
By AD 1000, the augment 'ro' no longer had perfective force. So 'ro marb'
is just 'who killed' rather than 'who has killed' in our text.
The Class C relative infix -d- is 3sg (the plural form is -da-), so 'is e
ro marb' = 'it is he [i.e. A. Gustán] who killed him [i.e. A. Sláine]'.