Donn

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Forms: Duind- cothaid, Duind, Duind- slebi

n.pr. m. (= 1 donn?) Probably the god of the dead or the ancestral father to whom all are called at their death Béaloideas xviii 142-99 , Etimologicheskiy slovar' kel'tskih teonimov 74 : D.¤ (son of Míl), Thes. ii 316.34 . is o Dund nominatur Tech n[D]uind, 38 , cf. Trip. 424.6 . Amalgamated with the Christian Devil Sits 1919, 542: m'anum do píenad la donn 'my soul to be tortured by the dark one' Studia Celtica Upsaliensia vi 90 . Also in other personal names: Coscrach mac Duinn, AU 798 .

With follg. gen. (cf. Dub in proper names): Donnbo, AU 758 . Dondbó, RC xxiv 44 § 2 . mathair Duindbo, § 3. la Donn boo, FM 743 . Donncathaigh, Hy Fiachr. 316.1 . Dondcathadh, 94.15 . Donncathaigh, ALC i 316 . gen. Duind- cothaid , Rawl. 159a19 . Donncorci, AU 791 . Donncoirche, FM 787 . Donncuan (D. of the hound-packs?), Rawl. 85a47 . AU 872 . Dondcúan, LL 33a33 . do Dhonchuan, Ériu i 102 § 60 . gen. Duind chuan, Rawl. 152b32 ; SG ii 488.48 . Duinn- cuan, Hy Fiachr. 12.4 . mac Duinn Cuan, Keat. iii 4217 : but m. Dondchuan, LL 322f58 . m. Duindchuain, Rawl. 145c37 . Donndelg, LL 311b43 . Don[n]fraigh (gen.), Cáin Ad. 17 . m. Duindsláine, Rawl. 150a23 . Donnsléibe, AU 1029 . Dond slébe, LL 33a38 . Donn Sléibhe, Keat. iii 4525 . gen. Duind- slebi , Rawl. 117b15 . Duinnslebe, LL 391b30 . Duindshlebe, 337e6 . Duinn Sléibhe, Keat. iii 5742 (but m. Dondslebe, BB 72d12 ).

In compds.: Dongall, AU 816 . Dongamhna (gen.), Rawl. 145a15 . Dondgilla, RC xiii 104 § 134 . gen. Dondgillai, § 136 .

In fem. names: Don[n]fhiach caillech Berre, Aisl. MC 7.23 . Donnflaith (mother of Maelsechlainn II), Cog. Index (also called Dunflaith, ¤laith).

For other compounds see separate articles.