I assume that what you are asking is whether 'Domnann' could be the
genitive singular of the word 'domun / doman' meaning 'the earth'. If so,
the answer is 'no'. The genitive singular of 'domun' is 'domuin / domain'.
On 29/10/2015 5:52 PM, Terri M Smith wrote:
> Can anybody help with a question please?
> Years ago I read a piece by John Carey on the name Tuatha De Danann but I don't have
> access to it at the moment.
> From memory he states the earliest instances are Tuatha De Donann and notes the
> similarity between this word and the word Domnann (esp. Indech mac De Domnann) with
> the former occurring sometimes with an m and the latter sometimes written without it.
> I don't know if anybody has access to it or could email it to me, but my question is this: When the above name appears as in Indech mac De Domnann I often see it explained as
> "son of the god *Domnu" and I was wondering if it's grammatically possible to derive it
> instead from "son of the god of the world" either as a name or title De Domnu or De
> Domnann rather than simply the name Domnu?
> Thanks in advance :)