A Marbáin a díthrubaig

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A Marbáin a díthrubaig

verse beg. A Marbáin, a díthrubaig

Poem presented as a verse dialogue between Gúaire (Aidne), king of Connacht (7th century), and his brother Marbán the hermit.

Title

also referred to as King and hermit

Initial words

Verse: A Marbáin, a díthrubaig
» In translation: “Marbán, hermit”.

Author

Anonymous

Manuscripts

Language

Old Irish

Date

9th century (Murphy);
n. 1 Gerard Murphy, ‘Anonymous: King and hermit’ in Early Irish lyrics... (1956): 10.
10th century (Meyer)

Form

primary form(s) — verse

Metre

Stanzas 1, 8-12 and 33 in Murphy’s edition are in rannaigecht; much of the remaining poem in 424231424231.
  • rannaigecht
A Marbáin a díthrubaig

Categories

Early Irish poetry

Classification

 Lyric •  Dialogue

Subject tags

 Gúaire Aidne mac Colmáin  Marbán mac Colmáin

Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen, Julie Le Blanc
web page identifiers

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  • Sources

Notes

Primary sources
Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in the entry for the relevant manuscript.

[ed.] [tr.] Murphy, Gerard (ed. and tr.), “Anonymous: King and hermit”, in: Murphy, Gerard (ed. and tr.), Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 10–19, 177–178.
CELT – edition: <link> Omits stanzas 2-7.
[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno (ed. and tr.), King and hermit. A colloquy between king Guaire of Aidne and his brother Marban. Being an Irish poem of the 10th century, London: David Nutt, 1901.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Edition and translation
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno (ed.), “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: IV. Aus Harleian 5280. Zweigespräch zwischen König Gúaire von Aidne und seinem Bruder Marbán, dem Einsiedler”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901): 455–457.
Celtic Digital Initiative – all Mitteilungen of ZCP 3: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
[tr.] Lehmann, Ruth P. M., “Guaire and Marban”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 36 (1978): 96–111.
English translation based on Murphy (1956).
[tr.] Meyer, Kuno (tr.), Selections from ancient Irish poetry, London, 1911.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>, <link>, <link> 47–50 Omits stanzas 2-7.
[tr.] Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone, Studies in early Celtic nature poetry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1935.
Translation of stanzas 8-32.

Secondary sources

Ó Coileáin, Seán, “The making of Tromdám Guaire”, Ériu 28 (1977): 32–70.

Queried results

if available
Lehmann, Ruth P. M., “Guaire and Marban”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 36 (1978): 96–111.
Ó Coileáin, Seán, “The making of Tromdám Guaire”, Ériu 28 (1977): 32–70.
Murphy, Gerard (ed. and tr.), “Anonymous: King and hermit”, in: Murphy, Gerard (ed. and tr.), Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 10–19, 177–178.
CELT – edition: <link>
Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone, Studies in early Celtic nature poetry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1935.
Meyer, Kuno (tr.), Selections from ancient Irish poetry, London, 1911.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>, <link>, <link>
Meyer, Kuno (ed.), “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: IV. Aus Harleian 5280. Zweigespräch zwischen König Gúaire von Aidne und seinem Bruder Marbán, dem Einsiedler”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901): 455–457.
Celtic Digital Initiative – all Mitteilungen of ZCP 3: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Meyer, Kuno (ed. and tr.), King and hermit. A colloquy between king Guaire of Aidne and his brother Marban. Being an Irish poem of the 10th century, London: David Nutt, 1901.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

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