PS 164 – The MacDonalds’ Gathering

      Cnocan Ailean Mhic Iain

      Cruinneachadh Chlann Dòmhnaill

Primary Sources

C2 MacDonald’s Gathering C2.80: 173
D2 Cnocan Ailean MhicIain / a Gathering of the MacDonalds of ClanRonald D2.15: 73
Dj MacDonald’s Gathering Dj.24: 25
K1 Cruinneachadh Chlann Domhnuill [;] Cnocan Aillean Mhic Aillean ‘ic Iain / The MacDonalds Gathering K1.68: 156

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Cnocan Ailean Mhic Iain  Cnocan Ailean MhicIain / a Gathering of the MacDonalds of ClanRonald D1; Cnocan Aillean Mhic Aillean ’ic Iain K1. Explained by Donald MacDonald (D1) as ‘a Gathering of the MacDonalds of Clan Ronald to their Rallying Hill’ – presumably a hill in South Uist.

Cruinneachadh Chlann Dòmhnaill  MacDonald’s Gathering Dj; Cruinneachadh Chlann Domhnuill / The MacDonalds Gathering K1. The MacDonalds’ Gathering. The form in Dj implies that ‘MacDonald’ is singular, even if the apostrophe is spurious (it may not be spurious but our version of Dj is a twentieth-century copy and the original is lost).

Roderick Cannon (2009)

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