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Ana

Cite this: eDIL s.v. Ana or dil.ie/3247

 

pn name of a goddess (see Sjoestedt-Jonval and Dillon, Gods and Heroes of the Celts 24 ): A.¤ .i. mater deorum Hibernensium. Robo maith didiu robīathais sī deos; de cuius nomine ana .i. imed, de cuius nomineChīc[h] nAnund, Corm. Y 31 . is innti (i.e. in Munster) nó adhradh bandía in tṡónusa .i. A.¤ a hainm-sein ┐ is uaithi sidhe isberar Da Chigh Anann ós Luachair Degad, Cóir Anm. 1 . Badb ┐ Macha ┐ Anand dia tát Cichi Anand i lLuachair, LL 1121 (cf. RC i 37 ). íath Anann, name for Ireland: lán binn buadhach brúctaidh fri híath nAnann, Ériu xiii 40.25 . Anann (.i. imbith) .i. Eire, ut est brucht fri iath n-Anann .i. bruchtuigh fri iath n-Erenn .i. bandea .i. sofis fri fileda, O'Dav. 46 . Anann .i. Eireann, O'Cl.

Danann

Cite this: eDIL s.v. Danann or dil.ie/14594
Last Revised: 2013

 

I g s. npr. m.; nom. probably †Danu: mac Danann Deirg, Rawl. 158. 6 . mac Danann meic Bratha, ib. 158. 49 . mac Danaand meic Brathu, BB 155 c 1 . Cf. Holder, Dano(n).

II Danann, Danonn; Donann, Dononn CMT; Danann (:and) BB 35 b 18 . 36 a 3 . (: fonn) Miscell. Celt. Soc. 364. 8 . In Tuath De Danann, the fourth colony in Ireland, the conquerors of the Firbolgs, CMT. go trí Deo Danonn CMT § 83 . na trí dée Danann, Keat. i 216. 8 . Dá Chích Danann (earlier Dā Chīc[h] (n)Anund, Corm. Y § 31 , ZCP x 371), two mountains in the barony of Magunihy and County of Kerry, v. O'Don. Suppl.: is ón Danann fá ṁáthair don triar so (i.e. Brian, Iucharbha, Iuchar) gairthear Dá Chích Dhanann don dá chnoc bhfuil i Luachair Dheaghaidh i nDeas Ṁuṁan, Keat. i 214. 93 . The Irish themselves saw in Danann a nom. pr. fem. : adeirid drong re seanchus gurab ón tríar mac rug Danann inghean Dealbhaoith...gairthear Tuatha Dé Danann, Keat. i 214. 1 sq. Cf. RC xvii 101 . Another explanation of the name in Keat. i 216. 11 sq. Danann is frequently omitted: tuaid-dei, etir tuaith-deu (-de), la tuaid-dei, CMT § 9 , §14 , 24 , 36 . tuatha De, etir tuatha Dea, de thuaith (thuathaib) Dei (Dea), ib. 8. 121 ; 53. 122 . tuatha Dea, Cóir Anm. § 149 . See also Éigse xviii 291-94 .

III Danann, Mid.-Ir. nom. of II. Nemain Danand Badb is Macha … bantuathecha Tuathe De Danand LL 137 a 18 . Donand mathair na ndea, 10 b 26 . BB 33 a 32 . D.¤ ingen Delbaith, 283 a 13 . D.¤ bandrúi, 283 a 21 . Keat. i 214. 1 ; 216. 3 . dat. Danann, ib. 214. 94 ; but Danainn, 216. 1 . gen. Danainne: in the place-name Dá Chich Danainne in Co. Kerry, v. Hog. Onom. 324 b . bas Danaindi, Lec. 358 a 34 . bás Danoinne, MacCarthy 292. 3 f.b.