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Glossary

Here you will find definitions for the Gaelic words that we have used in Tartan Hill.


  Ard Rí - high king.


  clann - a large group of related people, essentially an extended family.

  clanna - the plural of clann.


  fénnid - a member of a fian.

  fian - a band of fianna.

  fianna - small, semi-independant band of landless warriors who typically serve a king.


  rí benn - a king over a single clann.

  rí buiden - a king over a number of clanna.

  rí ruidech - a 'king over kings', often a provincial king, with rí buiden as subordinates.

  ríg fénnid - the leader of a fian.



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