Texts

The crane-bag
verse beg. Ceisd agam ort a Cháoilte

  • Early Modern Irish, Late Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Classical Irish poetry, Duanaire Finn, Finn Cycle
Initial words (verse)
  • Ceisd agam ort a Cháoilte
“I have a question for you Caoilte”
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Author
Anonymous
Language
  • Early Modern Irish Late Middle Irish
  • Early Modern Irish or very late Middle Irish (Murphy)
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
19 » The poem ends etcetera (abbreviated), suggesting that the exemplar was longer

Classification

Classical Irish poetry Duanaire Finn Finn Cycle

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.] MacNeill, Eoin [ed.], Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 1: Irish text, with translation into English, Irish Texts Society 7, London: Irish Texts Society, 1908.
Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge – editions: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
21–22; 118–120 Poem VIII. Edition and translation

Secondary sources (select)

Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
Internet Archive: <link>
20–21
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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