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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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

John Carey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; History. 695 words.

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’)...