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Máel Muru Othna [Maelmura] (d. 887), poet and historian

John Carey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/17769

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Máel Muru Othna [Maelmura] (d. 887), poet and historian, was evidently connected with the monastery of Fahan (Donegal): his epithet ‘Othna’ means ‘of Fahan’ and his name (‘devotee of Muru’) alludes to that community's founder saint. Accounts of Mael Muru's...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Education ; History

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