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Brinna Ferchertne‘Ferchertne's dream-vision’
verse beg. Atchīu dā choin ac congail

  • Old Irish, Early Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Ulster Cycle
A rhymed poem about the death of Cú Roí, preserved as part of a version of Aided Chon Roí. In a dream-vision, the poet Ferchertne utters a prophecy of Cú Roí's death.
Initial words (verse)
  • Atchīu dā choin ac congail
Language
  • Old Irish Early Middle Irish
  • Old and Middle Irish
Date
10th century? Meyer: “If I may venture a guess I should assign our poem to the 10th century. The name Cúrói still scans as three syllables, as in Cinaed húa Hartacáin's poem beginning Fianna bátar i nEmain, while it makes two syllables in Broccán Craibdech's poem in LL 43b and in [Atbér mór do mathib].”
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
36

Classification

Early Irish poetry Ulster Cycle

Subject tags

Cú RoíCú Roí / Cú Roí mac Dáiri / Cú Roí mac Dáire (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – warrior and king of Munster in tales of the Ulster Cycle
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Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn – Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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BláthnaitBláthnait
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Sources

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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Brinna Ferchertne”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901): 40–46.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
Internet Archive: <link>
437–440
Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed. and tr.], “Die Sage von CuRoi”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 9 (1913): 189–234.
CELT – edition of Aided Chon Roí I: <link> CELT – German translation of Aided Chon Roí I: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Contributors
Patrick Brown,Dennis Groenewegen
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