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Æd (d. 878)

Áed Abrat

Aed Allan mac Fergaile (c. 673—743) high-king of Ireland

Áed Dub

Áed Finn

Aed mac Neill (c. 804—879) high-king of Ireland

Aed Macbricc (d. 588)

Áed Minbhrec

Aed Oirdnide mac Neill (c. 749—819) high-king of Ireland

Áed Ruad

Áed Sláine (c. 534—604) joint high-king of Ireland

Aed Ua Conchobair (c. 1041—1067) king of Connacht

Aed Uaridnach mac Domnaill (c. 542—612) high-king of Ireland


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[Ir., fire; cognate with L aedes, aestus].

The most common personal name in early Ireland; it was held by at least twenty saints and by numerous high kings and petty kings, as well as by a multitude of figures in saga and legend. Some figures are always known by the ModIr. and ScG spelling of Aodh. The name is often anglicized as Hugh, and has given rise to more than a dozen surnames: Hay, Hayes, O'Hea, Hughes, McHugh, McCue, MacKay, etc. See also ÁEDA.

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