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Subject: Re: fishing in the callows?
From: Dennis King <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:53:46 -0700
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Caoimhin O Donnaile wrote:

> If ‘roí’ is to do with land, then maybe then maybe it is related to  
> ‘ruigh(e)’, found in many placenames in Scotland

Probably not.  "Ruighe = slope" seems to be an extended use of "ruighe  
= forearm" ("rig" in OI), or else from the related concept of  
"stretching, extending" ("rige" in OI, the VN of "rigid").  "Róe", on  
the other hand, has a very different suggeted etymology in LEIA.

Dennis

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