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Cormac Connloinges,

Cormac mac Airt (197—267) legendary king and sage

Cormac mac Carthaig (d. 1138)

Cormac mac Cuilennáin (c. 838—908) king of Munster and bishop

Cormac Mac Duinnshleibhe (fl. c. 1449—1469) physician and translator of medical texts

Cormac McCarthy (b. 1933)

Cormac Ó Gráda

Cormac Oge Laidhir MacCarthy (c. 1466—1536) chieftain

Cormac's chapel

Cormac's cup

MacCormac Jamieson Prichard

Sir William MacCormac (1836—1901) surgeon


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[Ir. corbbaid, defiles (?); mac, son of].

Common Irish name borne by many figures both legendary and historical, including kings, ecclesiastics, and saints. The best-known Cormacs are probably the legendary king Cormac mac Airt; the glossator of Sanas Cormaic [Cormac's Glossary], Cormac mac Cuilennáin; and Cormac mac Carthaig, for whom ‘Cormac's Chapel’ at Cashel is named. There does not appear to be one progenitor for the Irish and Scottish families named McCormick, MacCormack, etc.

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