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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. 
comments: Volume 1: Text and introduction
Volume 2: Translation
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. 
comments: Volume 1: Text and introduction
Volume 2: Translation
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. 
comments: Volume 1: Text and introduction
Volume 2: Translation
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books (missing: pp. 18-19): <link>
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Dennis Groenewegen
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