erenagh

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Irish airchinnech.

Noun[edit]

erenagh (plural erenaghs)

  1. (Ireland, history, ecclesiastical) the head of a clan occupying church lands under a bishop in Gaelic Ireland

References[edit]

  • Kenneth Nicholls, Gaelic and Gaelicised Ireland in the Middle Ages, Gill and Macmillan (1972) ISBN 7171 0561 X pp.111–113.