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verse beg. Cind cethri ndíni iar Frigrind forraig gleógal

Flann Mainistrech
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas
Initial words (verse)
  • Cind cethri ndíni iar Frigrind forraig gleógal
Author
Flann MainistrechFlann Mainistrech (d. 1056) – Middle Irish poet ass. with Monasterboice (Mainistir Buite)
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MacNeill suggests that the ascription to Flann Mainistrech that heads the preceding poem in the Book of Leinster (see Ailech II) is intended to refer to five successive poems, including the present one.
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
34

Classification

Early Irish poetry
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

 Ailech

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, John, “Poems by Flann Mainistrech on the dynasties of Ailech, Mide and Brega”, Archivium Hibernicum 2 (1913): 37–99.
48ff Edition and translation.
[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>
Vol. 4, 785–787 Diplomatic edition.
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