Pronunciation of Canicus

My name in Latin is Canicus, but I am curious about the length of the a and i. I have not seen this name written in a context where macrons were used, but I have noticed that it is common in Roman names at least to have a long vowel Jūlius, Mārcus, etc. does anyone know for sure about Canicus, or do you know how I might find out? Thanks
 

Glabrigausapes

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If it's some kind of 'loan translation' (of maybe Conan; the Irish certainly knew their Latin) and so derivative of canis, surely the a would be short. But it'd be more useful to know what the 'native' version of your name is?
 

Issacus Divus

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Yeah. What does Canicus translate to?
 
It is the Latin form of Kenneth. It looks like the Gaelic form is Cainnech. How the Scottish Cinaed comes into it I'm not sure. I can't find any specific etymology for Canicus. so i don't know if it is simply a Latinization or if it has its own meaning in a Latin/Roman context
 

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It is the Latin form of Kenneth. It looks like the Gaelic form is Cainnech.
Cainnech is mostly a *feminine name. Anyway, Canicus is most likely a Latinization of it.

*Nowadays.
 

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Cainnech and Cinaed are actually unrelated. Apparently, both of them were translated to mean "Kenneth".
 

Glabrigausapes

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While I'm certainly no authority on Gaelic (but I know someone who is), I'm positive the 'a' would be short. The 'i' indicates 'fronting' or palatalization of the coming 'nn' and nothing in the way of a diphthong which could be realized as a long vowel, and if the name really derives from caoin, ao is not really a diphthong but a single short vowel like Russian ы /ɨ/.
 

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:D
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