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(d. 1164)
  • W. D. H. Sellar


Somerled (d. 1164), king of the Hebrides and regulus of Argyll and Kintyre, was the son of Gille-Brigde, son of Gille-Adomnain. His own name, later Gaelicized as Somhairle, is Scandinavian—appropriately meaning ‘summer warrior’—and his father's and grandfather's names are Gaelic, indicative of the hybrid Gaelic–Norse culture of the ...

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Scottish Historical Review