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A Consideration Of Pictish Names
(Being prompted by a request for advice on a 1st century Pictish
©1996 by Heather Rose Jones. All rights reserved.
edited by Sharon L. Krossa
- I. Introduction - What Do We
Mean By "Pictish" With Respect To Names?
- A. Early Use of "Picti"
- B. Later Classical and Medieval Use of "Pict"
- C. Linguistic Definitions
- D. Archaeological Evidence
- II. The Material
- A. Classical Roman Sources
- 1. The Ptolemeic Map
- 2. Other Classical References
- B. The Pictish Chronicle
- 1. Cruithne and His Sons - the "Eponymous Kings"
- 2. The Thirty "Brude"s
- 3. The Post-Brude, Pre-Historical Kings
- 4. The Historical Kings
- C. Scottish and Pictish Additions to the "Historia Britonum"
- D. Ogham Inscriptions
- E. Misc. Items
- III. Analysing and Using the
- A. Ethnographic Considerations in Analyzing the Name Data
- B. The Roman Era (and Latinate Constructions in General)
- 1. Given Names
- 2. Locative/Tribal Bynames
- 3. Descriptive Bynames
- 4. Relational Bynames
- C. The "Medieval" Era
- 1. Given Names
- 2. Bynames
- 3. Construction
- IV. Bibliography
- V. Index of Name Elements
Addendum (2016/07/17): My original article has almost no information on feminine names. Jean Kveberg has tracked down a number of references on this topic, with indications of how solid the historicity and Pictish connections are.
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