Texts

    verse beg. Cóic Mumain i Mumain móir

    • Middle Irish
    • verse
    • Early Irish poetry
    Topographical poem on the five divisions of Munster.
    Initial words (verse)
    • Cóic Mumain i Mumain móir
    “Five Munsters in great Munster”
    Author
    Anonymous
    Manuscripts
    Language
    • Middle Irish
    Form
    verse (primary)
    Number of stanzas
    7

    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 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.] Bernard, J. H., and Robert Atkinson (eds.), The Irish Liber hymnorum, 2 vols, vol. 1: Text and introduction, Henry Bradshaw Society 13, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1898.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>
    190 Edition from TCD 1441. direct link
    [tr.] Bernard, J. H., and Robert Atkinson, The Irish Liber hymnorum, 2 vols, vol. 2: Translation and notes, Henry Bradshaw Society 14, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1898.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books (missing: pp. 18-19): <link>
    88 Translation. direct link
    [ed.] [tr.] Lloyd, J. H., “The five Munsters”, Ériu 2 (1905): 49–54.
    Internet Archive: <link> TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link>
    Edition and translation based on the 23 N 10 copy. Lloyd does not appear to have been aware of the copy in TCD 1441.

    Secondary sources (select)

    Bernard, J. H., and Robert Atkinson, The Irish Liber hymnorum, 2 vols, vol. 2: Translation and notes, Henry Bradshaw Society 14, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1898.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books (missing: pp. 18-19): <link>
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