Compert Conchobuir

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Compert Conchobuir

    Compert Conchobuir‘The conception and birth of Conchobor’

    • Ulster Cycle, remscéla to Táin bó Cúailnge
    The story of the conception and birth of Conchobar mac Nessa.
    Manuscripts
    n. 1 Vernam Hull, ‘The conception of Conchobor’ in Irish texts, fasciculus IV... (1934): 4–5.
    Versions 1 (shorter text) as well as 2 (longer text)
    Version 1 (shorter text)
    Version 2 (longer text)
    Textual relationships
    Influenced
    The story of Conchobor’s birth is also cited/related in Scéla Conchobuir meic Nessa.

    Classification

    Ulster Cycle
     remscéla to Táin bó Cúailnge

    Subject tags

     Conchobar mac Nessa  Ness ingen Echach Sálbuidi  Cathbad
    • Sources

    Notes

    Vernam Hull, ‘The conception of Conchobor’ in Irish texts, fasciculus IV... (1934): 4–5.

    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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] [tr.] Hull, Vernam [ed. and tr.], “The conception of Conchobor”, in: Fraser, J., P. Grosjean, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Irish texts, fasciculus IV, London, 1934. 4–12.
    CELT – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
    Version 1 from YBL, Book of Ballymote, Book of Lecan, Rawlinson 502, TCD 1337, TCD 1363, with G 7.
    [ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], Hibernica minora, being a fragment of an Old-Irish treatise on the Psalter, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series 8, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1894.
    Internet Archive: <link> TLH – Erchoitmed ingine Gulidi (ed. and tr.): <link>
    50. Version 1 from Rawlinson B 502.
    [ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Irish miscellanies: Anecdota from the Stowe MS. n° 992”, Revue Celtique 6 (1883–1885): 173–186.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    173–182. Version 2 from D iv 2 and variants from YBL and Egerton 1782. Includes a translation.
    Translations only
    [tr.] Carey, John [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: Koch, John T., and John Carey (eds.), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, Celtic Studies Publications 1, 4th ed. (1995), Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].
    § 73
    [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [tr.], and Eleanor Hull [adapt.], “The birth of Conachar”, in: Hull, Eleanor [ed.], The Cuchullin saga in Irish literature: being a collection of stories relating to the hero Cuchullin, Grimm Library 8, London, 1898. 1–6.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Abridged version of Meyer's translation (version 2 from D iv 2), but with a new translation by Meyer of the concluding poem.
    [tr.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [tr.], “Conchobars Geburt”, in: Thurneysen, Rudolf [tr.], Sagen aus dem alten Irland, Berlin, 1901. 63–65.
    CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    [tr.] Guyonvarc'h, Christian-J. [tr.], “La naissance de Conchobar. Version C”, Ogam 11 (1959): 335–336.
    [tr.] Guyonvarc'h, Christian-J. [tr.], “La naissance de Conchobar. Version B”, Ogam 12 (1960): 235–240.
    Longer version from D iv 2.
    [tr.] Dottin, Georges [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: d'Arbois de Jubainville, Marie-Henri, L’épopée celtique en Irlande, Cours de littérature celtique 5, Paris: Thorin, 1892. [Various].
    Internet Archive: <link>
    13–21

    Secondary sources

    Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás, “Reflections on Compert Conchobuir and Serglige Con Culainn”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 85–89.

    Queried results

    if available
    Hemprich, Gisbert, Rí Érenn – ‘König von Irland’ – Fiktion und Wirklichkeit, 2 vols, Bonner Beiträge zur Keltologie 2, Berlin: curach bhán, 2015.
    636   [10.5] “Compert Conchobuir und das Kolophon in Rawl. B 512”
    Text and translation
    Findon, Joanne, “Fabula, story, and text: the case of Compert Conchobuir”, in: Eska, Joseph F. [ed.], Narrative in Celtic tradition: essays in honor of Edgar M. Slotkin, CSANA Yearbook 8, 9, New York: Colgate University Press, 2011. 37–55.
    Carey, John [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: Koch, John T., and John Carey (eds.), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, Celtic Studies Publications 1, 4th ed. (1995), Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].
    Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás, “Reflections on Compert Conchobuir and Serglige Con Culainn”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 85–89.
    Guyonvarc'h, Christian-J. [tr.], “La naissance de Conchobar. Version B”, Ogam 12 (1960): 235–240.
    Guyonvarc'h, Christian-J. [tr.], “La naissance de Conchobar. Version C”, Ogam 11 (1959): 335–336.
    Hull, Vernam [ed. and tr.], “The conception of Conchobor”, in: Fraser, J., P. Grosjean, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Irish texts, fasciculus IV, London, 1934. 4–12.
    CELT – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    273–276   [2.14] “Compert Conchobuir”
    Thurneysen, Rudolf [tr.], “Conchobars Geburt”, in: Thurneysen, Rudolf [tr.], Sagen aus dem alten Irland, Berlin, 1901. 63–65.
    CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Meyer, Kuno [tr.], and Eleanor Hull [adapt.], “The birth of Conachar”, in: Hull, Eleanor [ed.], The Cuchullin saga in Irish literature: being a collection of stories relating to the hero Cuchullin, Grimm Library 8, London, 1898. 1–6.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], Hibernica minora, being a fragment of an Old-Irish treatise on the Psalter, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series 8, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1894.
    Internet Archive: <link> TLH – Erchoitmed ingine Gulidi (ed. and tr.): <link>
    50   [Appendix] “Compert Conchobair”
    Dottin, Georges [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: d'Arbois de Jubainville, Marie-Henri, L’épopée celtique en Irlande, Cours de littérature celtique 5, Paris: Thorin, 1892. [Various].
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Irish miscellanies: Anecdota from the Stowe MS. n° 992”, Revue Celtique 6 (1883–1885): 173–186.
    Internet Archive: <link>

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