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Conchobar


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[Ir., wolf-lover (?), lover of hounds (?)].

A name borne by thousands of Irish figures over centuries of whom the best-known was the king of Ulster in the times of the Red Branch, Conchobar mac Nessa. The usual anglicization is Conor, as commemorated in the common family name O'Connor, which exists in six distinct divisions, each with its own eponymous progenitor. Since the 15th century Conchobar has been equated with the Latin name Cornelius, with which it has no etymological connection.

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