verse beg. At-tá sund forba fessa

    Gilla Cóemáin
    • Middle Irish
    • verse
    • Early Irish poetry
    Initial words (verse)
    • At-tá sund forba fessa
    “Herein is the apex of knowledge”
    Gilla CóemáinGilla Cóemáin (fl. 1072) – Middle Irish poet
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    Gilla Cóemáin (fl. 1072)
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    Gilla CóemáinGilla Cóemáin (fl. 1072) – Middle Irish poet
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    Peter Smith lists the following manuscripts:

    • Middle Irish
    verse (primary)


    Early Irish poetry

    Subject tags

    Finn mac CumaillFionn mac Cumhaill / Find úa Báiscni (ass. time-frame: Cormac mac Airt, Finn mac Cumaill, Category:Finn Cycle) – Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle or Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían
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    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.] [comm.] Smith, Peter J., Three historical poems ascribed to Gilla Cóemáin: a critical edition of the work of an eleventh-century Irish scholar, Studien und Texte zur Keltologie 8, Münster: Nodus Publikationen, 2007.
    Edition, with translation and full commentary. Based on LL, the Book of Uí Maine and Rawlinson B 512.
    Dennis Groenewegen
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