PS 299 – Eòghainn nan Cath

      Eòghann Càthach

Primary Sources

K2 Eòghann Càthach / Ewin of the Battles K2.20: 41
KK Eoghain Cathach / Ewin of the Battles KK.11: 19
JK Ewan Cauch JK.54: 145

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Eòghann Càthach Eòghann Càthach / Ewin of the Battles K2; Eoghain Cathach / Ewin of the Battles KK; Ewan Cauch JK; Ewin Caich JKA. Ewen of the Battles. Actually càthach is an adjective – the name is not *Eoghann nan cath. Angus MacKay’s English translation is perhaps influenced by An Spaidearachd Bharrach which also runs noun + adjective but is rendered ‘The Pride of Barra’.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

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