erenaghy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

erenagh +‎ -y

Noun[edit]

erenaghy (plural erenaghys)

  1. (Ireland, history, ecclesiastical) the office of erenagh
    • 1973 Kenneth Nicholls, Gaelic and Gaelicised Ireland in the Middle Ages, Gill and Macmillan, ISBN 7171 0561 X p.113:
      If the clan in which the erenaghy was vested became extinct, the bishop could not keep the lands in his own hands but must instal a new erenagh family