Cétbriathra Bic meic Dé

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Cétbriathra Bic meic Dé

Cétbriathra Bic meic Dé
verse beg. Ailech cen gíall, Temair hi tráig

An Irish poem about the downfall of Ireland. The prose introduction explains it as a poem about the end of the world, representing the first words uttered by the prophet Becc mac Dé after his birth.

Ascribed to

Becc mac Dé

Manuscripts

Date

“Der Text muss aus der Zeit stammen, wo das Hochkönigtum bei den Mac Néill in Ailech war, da dieser Ort vorangestellt wird” (Thurneysen)

Form

primary form(s) — verse

Form

secondary form(s) — prose » prose introduction

Number of lines

8

Classification

Early Irish poetry
  • 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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

[ed.] [tr.] Thurneysen, Rudolf, “Allerlei Irisches”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 421–443.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
421–422 [id. 1. ‘Bec mac Dé’] Edition based on Leabhar Breac and Brussels MS 5100-5104

Queried results

if available
Thurneysen, Rudolf, “Allerlei Irisches”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 421–443.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
“I. Bec mac Dé”

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