Texts

verse beg. Colum Cille cend Alban

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
Initial words (verse)
  • Colum Cille cend Alban
Author
Ascribed to: Mugrón [abbot of Iona]Mugrón ... abbot of Iona (d. c.981) – abbot of Iona and supposed author of a number of vernacular Irish poems. His obit in AFM remembers him as ‘scribe/writer and bishop, sage of the three divisions’ (scribhnidh ⁊ epscop, saoi na t-Tri Rand).
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As the poem is concerned with Colum Cille, the Mugrón to whom the poem is attributed (Mughrón cecinit) is likely the 10th-century abbot of Iona of that name.
Manuscripts
Language
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish?
Form
verse (primary)

Classification

Subjects

Colum CilleColum Cille / Columba (fl. 6th century) – founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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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.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Aus Laud 615. Mughrón cecinit [etc.]”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 340–341.
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Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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