collapse

Author Topic: Question about the origin of the name Cathan  (Read 3198 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bynw

  • Something, Something, Something ... Complete
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 1377
  • Karma: 19
  • Gender: Male
    • The Worlds of Katherine Kurtz
  • Favorite Book: Two Crowns for America
  • Favorite Character: Camber of Culdi
  • Twitter: anlarye
Question about the origin of the name Cathan
« on: January 20, 2017, 08:54:50 AM »
Eric says: “I am an avid fan of your Deryni novels. I have literally grown up with them by my bedside. I have a three-year old son that is named Cathan. I was wondering if you could tell me if there is an ethnic connection to the name. (ie Scottish) I have not been able to find it anywhere.”


Katherine replies: “Cathan is, indeed, a Scottish name from the Gaelige cath, ‘a battle’ or perhaps ‘battler.’ There was at least one Saint Cathan, from the Antrim area—which is just across the water from Scotland.”

Offline Lochiel

  • Royal Squire
  • *******
  • Posts: 125
  • Karma: 2
  • Gender: Male
  • Favorite Book: King Javan's Year
  • Favorite Character: Javan Haldane (Stefan Coram)
Re: Question about the origin of the name Cathan
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 08:50:03 PM »
"There was at least one Saint Cathan, from the Antrim area—which is just across the water from Scotland.”

Antrim was where the Scots of Antrim dwelt. They were MacDonnell's who inherited some lands through marriage to a Norman-Irish heiress. Sorley Boy MacDonell was one of their famous leaders, and Elizabeth considered them (Scots of Antrim) worse than the famous Shane O'Neill! 
"And as they tread the ruined Isle,
Where rest, at length,
the lord and slave,
They'll wondering ask, how hands so vile,
Could conquer hearts so brave?"
Thomas Moore

 

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 4
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Recent Posts

KK Chat -- 25 July 2021 by DesertRose
[July 25, 2021, 06:34:29 PM]


Re: Meraude by DoctorM
[July 22, 2021, 04:26:16 PM]


Re: Meraude by DoctorM
[July 22, 2021, 04:25:04 PM]


Re: Meraude by Jerusha
[July 21, 2021, 06:59:29 PM]


Re: site support 2021 by Bynw
[July 21, 2021, 01:35:47 PM]


Re: Meraude by Bethane
[July 21, 2021, 12:37:56 PM]


Re: Meraude by revanne
[July 21, 2021, 12:15:53 PM]


Re: Meraude by HoundMistress
[July 21, 2021, 11:40:43 AM]


Re: Meraude by duck
[July 21, 2021, 06:24:57 AM]


Re: Meraude by whitelaughter
[July 21, 2021, 04:05:11 AM]

* Top Poster

DesertRose DesertRose
1 Posts

* Most Karma

Laurna Laurna
Karma: 45
DesertRose DesertRose
Karma: 44
Jerusha Jerusha
Karma: 35
Evie Evie
Karma: 32
revanne revanne
Karma: 30

* Online Time

Bynw Bynw
130d 14h 33m
DesertRose DesertRose
129d 12h 0m
Evie Evie
123d 12h 0m
TheDeryni TheDeryni
116d 17h 33m
Laurna Laurna
59d 5h 31m

* Forum Staff

Bynw admin Bynw
Administrator
DesertRose admin DesertRose
Administrator
bennu admin bennu
Administrator
Evie admin Evie
Administrator
Laurna gmod Laurna
Global Moderator

* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 342
  • stats Total Posts: 24733
  • stats Total Topics: 2393
  • stats Total Categories: 14
  • stats Total Boards: 150
  • stats Most Online: 930

* Calendar

July 2021
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 [26] 27 28 29 30 31

No calendar events were found.
SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2021, SimplePortal