"ardfilidh" <ardfilidh@...> wrote:

> there is some traditional literature about the picts. they were
> called the cruinthe(pronounced kroyn-ye). they turn up in the
> annals of ulster and the annals of connacht. both indicate they
> lived in spots throughout ireland and scotland and were there
> before the gaels.

Cruithne is just Gaelic for Prettani, which is what they seem to have
been called. (Remember P and B in Brythonnic becomes C and G in
Gaelic). This is very close to the name for Britain observed by the
Romans. It would thus appear that the P Celts in Ireland were all
called Cruithne, whether they were Picts or not is anyone's guess.