Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KYEH-nyeh-tyəj
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Meaning & History

Old Irish byname meaning either "armoured head" or "misshapen head" (Old Irish cenn "head" and étiud "armour, clothing" or étig "ugly, misshapen"). This was the name of an Irish king, the father of Brian Boru.

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Cennetig.shtml.

Entry updated January 21, 2022