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U, the third vowel of the Irish alphabet, in Irish calledúr,
Auraic. 1194 , 4297 , 5587 . IGT,Introd. § 4 . Before a
slender consonant usuallyui, calleduilleann, IGT,l.c.
In IGT,Introd. § 9 ,uis described as an impure vowel, as
5it may have the force of a consonant,e.g.in Lat.vobis.
In some MSS. of the Mid. and Early Mod. Ir. period the
same letter occasionally takes the place of lenitedb,e.g.
vreiniv=bhreiniu, Aisl. Tund. 97.1 .a urathar=a bhráthar,
Cotton. Ann. 1233 ( RC xlii 299 ).fouithin=fobhithin,
10 Anecd. ii 54.6 .doiu=doibh, 56.15 .Dallueimnech=
-bheimnech, 54y .cuvur=cubhur, CCath. 4141 .uin
stressed syllable may represent (1) an originalu,e.g. dub,
sruth;rún,múr; an infected -a- or -o-,e.g. sun,d s.ofson
` sound ';bull(alsobaull),d s.ofball` limb ';bullu(also
15 baullu),a p.ofball. (2) Lat.uin borrowed words,e.g.
cruchae g s.ofcroch(cf.Lat.crucis). (3) after initialf-
freq. represents -o-,e.g. fulang, vn. offo-loing.Cf. du,ru,
besidedo,ro. (4) a glide, written after -e- or -i- to denote the
`u-quality' of the following consonant,e.g. deug` drink ';
20 fiur,ciunn,d s.offer,cenn(Early Mod.fior,cionn).
In unstressed syll. may represent (1) primitive -ōs,e.g.
firu,maccu a p.offer,macc; (2) infected -e-, -o-, -a-,e.g. díthrub,
dligud,tomus,lebur.
In late MSS. may be written for unstressedoora;e.g.
25 clochu(clocha),fedhbhu,adberur(O. Ir.asberar),fuarutar
(fuaratar), Lism. L. p. xlv .Cf.alsoum, prep., (< O. Ir.
imm,imb),etc.
In diphthongs:úa(<ō, Gall.eu, ou) corresp. to W.u,
e.g. sluagh(W.llu),túath(W.tud). Foréu,íu,etc., and
30 ú<uu, see Thurn., Hbch.,§ 61 , § 66 , 67 .
uímay be written foroí(oe,ai),e.g. suir, Wb 4a10 (=soír,
see Ériu v 112 ). In Mid. Ir.uí(ui) may also represent a
diphthg. arising from contraction,e.g. fuísitiu, PH 6444 .

úa,óa,ó n(earlieraue)io,m.(somet.f.see IGT,Decl.
35§ 98 and exx. below):
n s. haue, Sg. 29a10 .haue(hua,hoa,hue,v.l.), Fél.
Feb. 8 .hauc(hua,ua,huae,v.l.), ib. Apr. 11 .hua,
SR 2754 . 3866 .húa, Trip.² 958 .úa, 2522 .óa, 2533 .
hūäe, Hail Brigit,§ 6 , § 22 .ua, Laws ii 330.16 Comm.
40 PH 4298 .aue, AU 646 .aua, 744 .hue, 780 .hUae, 767 .
Oa, 762 .hoa, 795 .hUa, 617 . uah-, 919 .Ua, TD 34.30 .
Ó, TD 34.1 .
a s. Oa(eclip.), AU 948 .(for)U , 1024 .v s m. aua ,
TD 22a14 .v s f. ahúa , SR 6006 .aūë , Hail Brigit § 26
45(whereūëis a disyllable).
g s. haui(hui,hoe v.l.), Fél. May 16 .hui, SR 3006 , 3110 .
oí, Trip.² 3058 .hai, Laws v 512.2 .hui, i 182.26 Comm.
huai, ib. 156.29 .uí, LL 147a4 .ūï, Bruchst. i 53 § 117 .
aui, AU 706 .hoi, 675 .hui, 653 .Í(asp.), TD 28.40 .
50 d s. ua, Laws i 274.10 Comm. (dia)huu , BB 440a21 .
hU, AU 617 .uu, 810 .Oa, 912 .Ó(asp.), 1038 .Ua,
1012 .hUi, 1039 .U, 1053 .ua, TD 6.3 .Ú(asp.), 15.44 .
Ó(asp.), 17.30 .ua(eclip.), 21.28 .Ó(eclip.), 31.12 .
n p. háui, Sg. 30b12 .aui,ib. Ui, Trip.² 2117 .Huí, 2147 .
55 Uí(asp.), 2336 .Ui, Laws v 218.30 Comm. Oi, AU 840 .
hui, 769 .Ui, 1037 .Í(asp.), TD 16.52 .(ind)hue ,
Auraic. 5146 (LL).uea, 5151 .
a p. Úu, Trip.² 2156 , 2205 etc. Húu, 1185 .Úa, 2379 .
Áu, 1540 .(la)hÚ , 716 .auu, Thes. ii 241.6 (Arm.).auu,
60 AU 742 .uu, 589 .hU, 666 .Ou, 849 .U, 743 .(la)
h-Ua , 811 .
g p. Ua, Trip.² 2025 .Hua(eclip.), 2178 .Óe, 2125 .
Óe(eclip.), 1915 .Óa(eclip.), 2211 . 1091 .Oa, AU 740 .
Oan-, 794 .O, 881 .hUe, 771 . huaen-, 648 .huae, 646 .
65 ua, 644 .hU, 736 .ó(eclip.), TD 8.16 .
d p. auib, Sg 28a20 .Uíb, Trip.² 2191 .Uib, 2202 .hUíb,
2272 .Ib, Laws v 264y .uaib, PH 4246.4249 .auib,
AU 756 .Oaib, 789 .uib, 562 .Oib, 819 .hUib, 913 .
n du. daauae , AU 743 .daua , 780 .a du. daua , 776 ,
70 dahuae , 817 .g du. daaeu , 571 .
Agrandson :úa m., IGT,Decl. § 108 .ūa .i. oo ē oldās
in mac ┐ in t-athair, ar is tōisechu macetathair oldās úa,
Corm. Y 1277 .haue(gl.nepos), Sg. 29a10 .háui ... aui,
30b12 .do maccaib ┐ auib, 28a20 .haue (hua, ua, huae,
75 v.l.) ... | do Dunlang, Fél. Apr. 11 .m'athair ba húa do
Abrám, SR 3302 .Sennar mac Sem ... | hua do Noe mac
Lamiach, 2754 .hua Iobe ... | dorinnscan bathis, 7497 .
dá mac dec sin ... | Iacoib hui Abaráim, 3006 .Cf. 3110 .
gabais hÉrinn hūäe Luirc, Hail Brigit § 6 .hūäe hūäe, ib. § 22 .
Dungalach mac Faelgusa | úa Nad Froích fír, Trip.² 2522 =
Trip. 214.3 .bá húa Coirpri mallachtai baí inna brú,
5 958 = Trip. 86.25 .Soergus óa Mail E., 2533 .athair ┐ mac
┐ ua, Laws i 214.5 Comm. mac flatha, ┐ ua araile, ii 330.16
Comm. is anad a mic ┐ a hui for treisi, i 182.26 Comm.
im cinaid ... do huai, ib. 156.29 .ni hicca cinaid a
mic, nach a hai, v 512.2 .cethruime eneclainne i n-ua,
10 i 274.10 Comm. curub si bes for a mac ┐ for a ua dogres,
v 292.3 Comm. ni ren int athair ni sech macu, sech ua
grandsons , iv 286.8 .beit a macc ┐ a ua i n-a chomorbus,
PH 4298 .millid [flaithius] im a maccaib ┐ im a uaib dia
essi, 4246 .bruidhean núa gá dénaimh dhó | méraidh dá
15úa is dá íarmó, IGT,Decl. ex. 1800 .
Agranddaughter: úa f., IGT,Decl. § 98 .cid daas in
chaillech ? ól P. ... óa dam-sa sin, ól ind oclach, Trip.² 267
= Trip. 28.19 .ua da hathair, RC xii 237.6 ( LL 136b ).
ua do Candí ingen Berrsan, BB 230b21 (YBL however has:
20 is uad Coindi).Derb-áil deg-úa Áeda Oirdnidi, RC xlvii 311
( LL 141a1 ).Dub Daire úa Tigernaig, Cormacán's Circuit
of Ireland § 56(ed. Hogan).v s. a ūë Bresail maic Dēin,
slán seiss, a Brigit co mbūaid !, Hail Brigit § 26 (ūëis a
disyllable here. See Wortk. 124 ).a Míchol mer ... | a
25húa engach Athemas, SR 6006 .
Of theprogenyof animals:ced saithi [bech] ┐ a mac
┐ a ua, O'C. 992 < H 3. 18 p. 425b .
a maledescendant: haue(v.l. hua,hoa,hue)án ind
ecis, Fél. Feb. 8 .féil án haui (v.l.hui, hoe) Súanaig,
30 ib. May 16 .haue deochain Odissi (hóav.l.), Hy. ii 4 .aue
Muiredaich ... | ... | aue ..., Thes. ii 295 10 - 11 .Adamnán
óa Tínni, Trip.² 3059 = Trip. 256.12 .Ultan mac oí
Chonchobair, ib. 3058 = Trip. 256.12 .
a spiritualdescendant ,e.g.a man ordained by Patrick is
35P.'súa:bid limm, ol Pátraic, cena .i. úa dam-sa ┐ duit-siu
bías and .i. epscop Coirpre, Trip.² 1942 = Trip. 166.18 .
Patraic dano dorat grada for epscop Brugach, conid úa do
Patraic asin dúal sin, ib. 1946 = Trip. 166.24 .
In the phr.:gusin nomad nó as far as the 9th generation
40(see4 nó):itir clainn ┐ geinelach | cusin nómad n-ó,
O'Dav. 547 =gusin nomad no, Arch. iii 315 n. 21. 4 . pn
In theformation ofsept-namesthe plural ofúais found
folld. by the gen. of the eponym,e.g. Ui Néill,Ui Fidgente.
Accord. to Professor Mac Neill these belong to a later fashion
45of nomenclature than collective-names (see Popl. Groups
p. 82 seq.). `In the genealogies, but not in general usage,
there is a partial revival of sept-names in Ui, probably in
the eleventh century, perhaps due to professional familiarity
with the early nomenclature
.' The eponym can be feminine.
50 e.g. Ui Bairrche,Ui Brigte. Professor MacNeill knows no
instance of a sept-name derived from a female ancestor
within the documentary period. He thinks that the
feminine sept-eponyms had a religious, not a genealogical,
import. The follg. exx. are illustrative merely:n p.
55 UBarrche(Oe Barche,v.l.), Thes. ii 307.4 (Fiacc's Hymn).
UiFailge, ib. 344.36-7 (Broccán's Hymn). UíChúanach,
Trip.² 2336 . HuíFailán ┐HuíDuib Dáre, Trip.² 2787 =
Trip. 234.28 . UiTarrorrae, Trip.² 2117 = Trip. 180.21 .
UíLilaig, Trip.² 2144 = Trip. 182.22 .cf.= HuíLilaig, Trip.² 2147 .
60 amail ataitUiCeindselaig, Laws v 218.30 Comm. a p. la
auucenselich, Arm. 11 ( Thes. ii 241.6 ).laAúAmalgada,
Trip.² 1540 .friUuAilello, 1051 .laÚuCensélaig,
2220 , 2260 .laÚuCremthain, 2251 .laÚuCúanach, 2320 .
lahÚDortháin, 716 .forÚuHercán, 2205 .cuÚa
65Fidgente, 2379 .itirHúuMane, 1185 . ÚuNéill, 3013 .
coro bendach Firu Cúle .i. Úu Segain, 2156 .g p. (i
ndesciurt)UaCenselaig, Thes. ii 341.35 (do rig)Ua
Culduib, 347.35 cf. 37 .i crich Ua Néill, 329.38 . Ua
Briuin, Trip.² 2025 . ÓanAilello, 1091 . UaCremthaind,
70 2039 . HuanGarrchon, 2178 . ÚaLilaig, 2151 . Úa
Méith, 2114 . 2129 . ÓanErecán, 2211 . ÓaFiachrach,
1597 . ÓeMéith, 2125 . ÚaFolgi, 2574 . ÓenDarca
Chéin, 1915 .d p. hinhUibAmalgada, Thes. ii 313.46 .
aHuibBriuin, ib. 334.39 .inUibFailge, 329.36 .Cf.
75 336.42 ; 338.28 .inUibGarchon, 312.37 .d'Uib
Lescain doib, 343.26 .inOibMuredaig, 342.20 .i n-Ib
Conaill Gabra, Laws v 264 y .doUíbGarrchon, Trip.² 2191 .
diUibHercán, 2202 .forhUíbCensélaig, 2272 .diUíb
Bresail, 2782 .
Surnames inUacommence to be used in the 10th century:
Oengus .h. Maelsechnaill, AU i 430.8(an.914).Tigernach
5.h. Cleirigh, ib. 438 z(an.918).Ruaidri .h. Canannan,
ib. 464.24(an.946). pn
Insurname(used astitle): .h.Ciardai, AU i 470 z
(an.953). ORuairc, ib. 470 y(an.953) cf. an.964.
ohURuairc, ib. 506.1(an.998).n s. ÓNéill, TD 7.6 etc.
10 Aodh ... do ghabháil ríghe ... bliadhain is fiche ina
Thigherna, ina Ó Néill, agus secht mbliadhna 'na iarla tar
éis Ó Néill do ghairm de, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 38.9 - 10 .Máire,
inghean Chuinn Uí Néill dar goireadh Ó Néill i nÉirinn,
53.29 .Cf. 35 . ÓDoma Í Dhomhnaillhnaill, ib. 41.26 . ÓSúillemháin,
15 39.20 .v s. aÍDhomhnaill, TD 2.34 .a s. dlighidh ...
Ó Néill do chonnmháil an fad as áil leis, L. Cl. A. Buidhe
43.26 .g s. Tighearnus Uí Néill ar Chóigeadh Uladh, 41.2 .
gnúis ... Í Néill, TD 7.43 .file Í Dhomhnaill, 3.10 .d s.
d'ÓNéill, 8.19 .d'ÚNéill, ib. 36 .d'ÓDhomhnuill, 15.6 .
20 d'ÚChonchobhair, ib. 44 .Diarmaid ... 'na Ua Conchubhair
nDonn, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 2.16 .Tadhg Óg ... ina Ua
Conchubhair Ruadh, ib. 18 .