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verse beg. Cerball Currig cáem-Life

  • Early Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Poem. 20 stanzas. Metre: casbairdne
Initial words (verse)
  • Cerball Currig cáem-Life
Ascribed to
Dallán mac MóreDallán mac Móre (fl. c. 909) – early Irish poet; reputedly a bardic poet to Cerball mac Muirecáin, king of Leinster (d. c. 909)
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court poet to Cerball mac Muirecáin, king of Leinster
Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Irish
Date
“There can be no doubt that the poem was composed towards the end of the ninth century.” (Meyer)
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
24

Classification

Early Irish poetry

Subject tags

Cerball mac MuirecáinCerball mac Muirecáin (d. c. 909) – king of Leinster
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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.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “A poem by Dallán mac Móre”, Revue Celtique 29 (1908): 210–214.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. O'Brien, and Anne O'Sullivan (eds.), The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, 6 vols, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954–1983.
CELT – 1-260: <link> CELT – 400-470 (excl. Táin bó Cúailnge): <link> CELT – 471-638 and 663 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn): <link> CELT – 761-781 and 785-841 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn and Togail Troí): <link> CELT – 1119-1192 and 1202-1325 (excl. Esnada tige Buchet and Fingal Rónáin ): <link>
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Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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