verse beg. Adram in Coimdid

  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish poetry
Old Irish quatrain preserved as a citation in the compilation Mittelirische Verslehren II, here as an example of breccbairdne.
Initial words (verse)
  • Adram in Coimdid
  • Old Irish
"may be as early as the ninth century" (Murphy)
  • brecc-bairdnebrecc-bairdne (5²+6²+5²+6²)


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.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Anonymous: The Lord of Creation”, in: Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 4–5, 174.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], “Mittelirische Verslehren”, in: Windisch, Ernst, and Whitley Stokes (eds.), Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 3:1, Leipzig, 1891. 1–182.  
comments: An index of verse metries and initial lines of verse is provided at the end of this contribution.
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