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In Irish mythology, Abhean (Irish pronunciation: [ˈavʲənˠ]), son of Bec-Felmas, was a poet of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and in particular of Lugh. He was killed by Óengus in front of Midir, according to a poem by Fland Mainistreach in Lebor Gabála Érenn.[1][2]


The reconstructed Proto-Celtic lexica at the universities of Leiden[3] and Wales[4] suggest that this name may be derived from Proto-Celtic *Ad-bej-ānos, literally meaning 'at-striking-related-one' and possibly denoting the concept of 'harp-strumming'.


  1. ^ "Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of Invasions". Celtic Literature Collective.
  2. ^ "The Lebor Gabala Erren". Archived from the original on 15 August 2000. Retrieved 2 August 2006.
  3. ^ "Home". Indo-European Etymological Dictionary. Leiden University. Archived from the original on 2 September 2004.
  4. ^ "Proto-Celtic – English lexicon" (PDF). University of Wales.


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