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From Alan James – 27 Jun 2020

Thanks Michael

I agree the possibility of monadh-buidh should be acknowledged, though monadh itself being pretty surely from mönïδ, a pre-existing Brittonic name can’t be ruled out. But, while it’s often difficult or impossible to distinguish ‘Mony’ a mönïδ from monadh, forms with Min-, and especially  Minni-, don’t in general seem to me to have definitely Gaelic specifics, I think they’re more likely to reflect the Brittonic variant mïnïδ. But without much more and earlier documentation, the health warning is certainly necessary