verse beg. Énna Labraid luad cáich

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  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Irish legendary history, rhyming Leinster poems
One of the rhyming Leinster poems, attributed to Laidcenn mac Bairceda
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  • Énna Labraid luad cáich
Ascribed to: Laidcenn mac BaircedaLaidcenn mac Bairceda (supp. fl. 5th century ?) – early Irish poet, said to be of the Dál nAraidi. Two early poems (beg. Énna, Labraid and Nidu dír dermait) belonging to the so-called rhyming ‘Leinster poems’ are ascribed to him.
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[ed.] O'Brien, M. A. [ed.], Corpus genealogiarum Hiberniae, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1962.  
comments: Reprinted in 1976 and 2005, with an introduction by J. V. Kelleher.
CELT – pp. 1–332 (Rawl. B 502): <link>
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], Über die älteste irische Dichtung I. Rhythmische alliterierende Reimstrophen, Berlin, 1913.
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
26–37 In Fursundud aile Ladcinn.
Dennis Groenewegen
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