Emain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. Emain or dil.ie/20014

 

Forms: Emain, hEmain, hEmuin, nEmain, Emain, Emna, Emna, Emnó

i, n.l., f.

I Navan Fort, near Armagh: nom. ceth leth ata Emain , TBC-I¹ 376 . Emuin Machæ, LL 126a16 . acc. fri hEmain anair, TBC-I¹ 429 . tanic co hEmain, IT i 216.8 . dat. a hEmuin , IT i 144.19 . i nEmain Macha 136.2 . o Emain Macha, TBC-I¹ 1829 . gen. os Emna oenuch AU 902 . borg Emna , Fél. Prol. 193 . i coiced Emnó (: bó), CRR 4 . for dóe na rrátha .i. na Emna, IT i 72.4 . for dou na hEmna, 76.2 (v.l. for tua na hEmnai, for tua ina hEmna).

II the name of an elfin fort, or region: cróib dind abaill a hEmain (.i. Emne(a) nomen regionis), Imr. Brain 3 . Eamhain mheic Lir mheic Mhidhir, 23 H 8, 59a . Freq. E. Ablach: Eamhain Abhlach, 23 H 8, 59a . is e in M. sin robai a nAraind, ┐ as fria side adberar Eamain Ablach, RC xxiv 274 § 7 . dún in Eamhno Abhlaighe (sic leg.) like Emain of the apple-trees Ériu v 56.72 . Síth Emna, Skene's Celtic Scotland iii 410 = 23 H 8, 59a . ZCP viii 194 . TD ii 215 . Cf. Emne.