On 22/06/2015 10:32 AM, Liz Gabay wrote:
> Bennachaid Bec do. "
> He blesses Bec.
> I think Colum Cille is the subject of 'bennachaid', but I suppose it could be 'Bec' who does
> the blessing.
I took it to be 'Bennchaid Becc dó' = 'Becc gives a greeting to him'.
I'm having trouble seeing how you would get your alternative reading. The
preposition 'do' seems to indicate the person 'to' whom the greeting is
given (or the thing used to do the blessing—but that doesn't fit here).
You can have 'bennchaid + accusative' instead, however, so that 'bennchaid
Becc' could mean 'he greets Becc'. But then what do you do with the 'dó'?