verse beg. Éri óg inis na náem

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Initial words (verse)
  • Éri óg inis na náem
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Gilla Mo Dutu Úa CaisideGilla Mo Dutu Úa Caiside (fl. c. 1147) – Irish poet, credited as the author of Éri óg inis na náem and Ádam óenathair na ndóene (the metrical Banshenchas).
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  • Middle Irish
verse (primary)


Early Irish poetry


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 entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. Stewart [ed.], Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, vol. 5, Irish Texts Society 44, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1942.
Internet Archive: <link>
540–565 [‘CXXXVI’] Edition based on two MSS of the Lebor gabála direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Mac Carthy, Bartholomew [ed. and tr.], The codex Palatino-Vaticanus, no. 830, Todd Lecture Series 3, Dublin, 1892.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
408ff Based on the copy in BB direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Hemprich, Gisbert, “Die frühen Fassungen von Éri óg inis na náem”, in: Hemprich, Gisbert [ed.], Festgabe für Hildegard L. C. Tristram: überreicht von Studenten, Kollegen und Freunden des ehemaligen Faches Keltologie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Bonner Beiträge zur Keltologie 1, Berlin: Curach Bhán, 2009. 289–383.
Dennis Groenewegen
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