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[disputed etymology: from the biblical Eber, son of Salah, Gen. 11: 14; cf. OIr. Éberda, Hebrew. Hiberno-Latin Eberus, Ebernus, Irishman].

Name borne by at least four characters in the Lebor Gabála [Book of Invasions], who are easily confused with one another. The most prominent is Éber Finn, who is probably implied in the Old Irish phrase describing the genealogy of the Irish people, maicc Ébir, maicc Erimóin, ‘sons of Éber, sons of Éremón’.

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