Anbthine mór ar muig Lir

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Anbthine mór ar muig Lir

    verse beg. Anbthine mór ar muig Lir

    • Middle Irish
    • verse
    • Early Irish poetry
    Initial words (verse)
    • Anbthine mór ar muig Lir
    “A great storm on Ler’s plain”
    Ascribed to
    Ruman mac ColmáinRumann mac Colmáin (d. c.747) – Ruman (Rumann) mac Colmáin
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    Ruman mac Colmáin, an Ulster poet (d. c. 747). The ascription occurs in the prose epilogue to the poem, which tells why the poet composed it.
    Manuscripts
    Language
    • Middle Irish
    Date
    “on linguistic evidence no higher [earlier] age can be claimed for our poem than the eleventh century” (Meyer). Kenneth Jackson, on the other hand, points out that the quatrain on the wind quoted in the metrical tracts contains older forms.
    n. 1 Kenneth H. Jackson, Studies in early Celtic nature poetry (1935): 46–47. Notes to poem XXXII.
    Form
    verse (primary)
    Metre
    • laíd lúascachlaíd lúascach (7¹+7¹+7²+7²+7¹)
    Number of stanzas
    10
    Textual relationships

    Classification

    Early Irish poetry
    • Sources

    Notes

    Kenneth H. Jackson, Studies in early Celtic nature poetry (1935): 46–47. Notes to poem XXXII.

    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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts: IV. Song of the sea”, Otia Merseiana 2 (1900–1901): 76–83.
    CELT – improved edition with apparatus: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    [ed.] [tr.] Lehmann, Ruth P. M. [ed. and tr.], Early Irish verse, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982.
    15ff [id. 8.]
    [ed.] [tr.] Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor, “29: The tempest”, in: Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor [Michael O'Donovan], A golden treasury of Irish poetry, A.D. 600 to 1200, London: Macmillan, 1967. 126–129.

    Secondary sources

    Ní Chatháin, Próinséas, “Some themes in early Irish lyric poetry”, Irish University Review 22 — Serving the word: essays and poems in honour of Maurice Harmon (1992): 3–12.
    Turville-Petre, G., “On the poetry of the scalds and of the filid”, tr. David Greene, Ériu 22 (1971): 1–22.

    Ní Chatháin, Próinséas, “Some themes in early Irish lyric poetry”, Irish University Review 22 — Serving the word: essays and poems in honour of Maurice Harmon (1992): 3–12.
    Lehmann, Ruth P. M. [ed. and tr.], Early Irish verse, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982.
    Turville-Petre, G., “On the poetry of the scalds and of the filid”, tr. David Greene, Ériu 22 (1971): 1–22.
    Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor, “29: The tempest”, in: Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor [Michael O'Donovan], A golden treasury of Irish poetry, A.D. 600 to 1200, London: Macmillan, 1967. 126–129.
    Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts: IV. Song of the sea”, Otia Merseiana 2 (1900–1901): 76–83.
    CELT – improved edition with apparatus: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

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