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verse beg. Cainnech mo chomarci

  • Early Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Early Irish poem (7st in ochtfhoclach) representing a eulogy by Colum Cille for Cainnech.
Title
Headed Colum Cille’s Lobgesang auf Cainnech in Meyer’s edition of the text.
Initial words (verse)
  • Cainnech mo chomarci
Ascribed to
Colum CilleColum Cille / Columba (fl. 6th century) – founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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Language
  • Early Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Metre
  • ocht-fhoclachocht-fhoclach
Number of stanzas
7

Classification

Early Irish poetry

Subject tags

Colum CilleColum Cille / Columba (fl. 6th century) – founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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Cainnech of AghaboeCainnech of Aghaboe / Cainnech moccu Dalonn – Cainnech moccu Dalonn, patron saint of Achad Bó Chainnig (Aghaboe, Co. Laois) and Cell Chainnig (Kilkenny)
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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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Neue Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Colum Cille’s Lobgesang auf Cainnech”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 3 (1907): 219–221.
TLH – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
Translation wanted.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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