Definitions

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  • proper noun rare A male given name.

Etymologies

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Ultimately from Pictish ᚅᚓᚆᚆᚈᚑᚅᚅ (nehhtonn).

Examples

  • The king-lists in the Pictish Chronicle provide quite a few Pictish male names, such as Alpin/Elpin, Drust, Talorcan, Cinad, Bridei/Brude and Nechtan.

    Pictish female names

  • The king-lists in the Pictish Chronicle provide quite a few Pictish male names, such as Alpin/Elpin, Drust, Talorcan, Cinad, Bridei/Brude and Nechtan.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Those who want to make of Pictland a matriarchy where women were loved and respected need to explain why on earth we don't know the name of a single Pictish woman bar perhaps Verb mother of King Nechtan.

    The Female Royal Line: matrilineal succession amongst the Picts?

  • "After their arrival, the palace was invaded," Nechtan said solemnly.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • "Perhaps," Nechtan said, scratching his long gray beard thoughtfully.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • With obvious gratitude, the owl accepted the bit of meat offered by the court wizard, Nechtan, and gobbled it down hungrily.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • Nechtan had immediately brought the shivering, soaked creature down here to his workshop and began the healing spells which had revived her.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • "The images, the wave of flying creatures, the armed Arachnians in armor," Nechtan continued.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • About the year 664, the wars in the south with Northumbria resulted in the introduction by its king Oswy into south Pictland of the Catholic instead of the Columban Church, a change which Nechtan, king of the

    Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time or, The Jarls and The Freskyns

  • Then Nechtan, son of Collbrain, made a leap out of the curragh, and no sooner did he touch the shore of Ireland than he was a heap of ashes, the same as if he had been in the earth through hundreds of years.

    Gods and Fighting Men

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