from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Irish Ch., previous to the twelfth century, the name of an ecclesiastic having duties akin to those of an archdeacon.
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Mochuda called the monk to him and, in the name of Christ, he commanded the pain to leave the foot and to betake itself to the foot of Colman [Colman mac hua Telduib, abbot, or perhaps erenach only, of Cluain Earaird], the chieftain who was most unrelenting towards him.
[Sidenote: 1137.] (12) A change of abbots at Armagh, _i. e._ the erenach (_recte_ abbot) of
[Colman mac hua Telduib, abbot, or perhaps erenach only, of Cluain
Donnell Shalvey, erenach of Cork, in 1140 (_A. F.M.