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verse beg. Cros an Choimdhedh cumachtaigh

  • Late Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Irish poetry

Irish poem representing a dialogue between St Moling and Suibne.

Initial words (verse)
  • Cros an Choimdhedh cumachtaigh
Language
  • Late Middle Irish
  • ?
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
12

Classification

Irish poetry

Subject tags

Mo LingMo Ling of Ferns / Moling Luachra (d. 697) – Irish saint, abbot and patron saint of Tech Mo Ling (St Mullins, Co. Carlow) and reputed ‘bishop’ of Ferna (Ferns).
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Suibne GeiltSuibne Geilt
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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.] Stokes, Whitley [ed.], “Poems ascribed to S. Moling”, in: Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 2, Halle and Dublin, 1908. 20–41. 

Poems ascribed to Mo Ling and related poems from Brussels MS 5100-4, pp. 50-67: 1. Tainic rath forettarsa, 18qq (pp. 20-22); 2. Glend na n-aingel n-ainglidhe, 14qq (22-23); 3. Moling cecinit. Gair na Gairbhe glebinne, 18qq (23-24) and scribal colophon; 4. Cros an Choimdhedh cumachtaigh, 12qq (25); 5. Moling cecinit. A bhen Graig is graccda sain, 24qq (26-28); 6. Molling cecinit. Daigh Cairill ticfa im dail, 4qq (28); 7. A Mulling, na mill mo tuat[h]a, 3qq (28); 8. Angelus Dei et Mulling dixit. Gabhal do sruth Órt[h]anain, 3qq (29); 9. Mulling cecinit. Mo muilendsa is geb dedáil, 5qq (29); 10. Mulling cecinit. Cellan cille Daimcinn duir, 5qq (30); 11. Mulling. Tangas cuccam o Choin Cruacan, 3qq (30); 12. Mulling cecinit. Cech righdamhna Raigne, 3qq (31); 13. Mulling. Cech fer cloinne Conallaig, 3qq (31); 14. Mulling cecinit. Bennacht lem do Chiarraighibh, 5qq (31-32); 15. Mulling cecinit. IS feta in t-airiughadh, 8qq (32); 16. Mulling cecinit. Féocháine mac Brain, 3qq (32-33); 17. Mulling. A Meic Muire it foircclidhe, 3qq (33); 18. Mulling cecinit. Bennacht in Coimdedh do nimh, 4qq (33); 19. Mulling cecinit. Hua Briuin occom riaruccud, 6qq (34); 20. Mulling cecinit, nisi vel potius Dunchadh de quo in fine. Hui Degadh Osraighe áin, 24qq, and marginal note (34-36); 21. Mulling cecinit. Uamhain Gall tainic Muling, 21qq (36-38); 22. Mulling cecinit. Disert mBrecain sunn istleiph, 4qq (39); 23. Colum cille cecinit. Tegh Mulling meic Faolain, 5stt (39-40); 24. Mulling cecinit. A meic madatt buan, 19qq (40-41).

Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> Internet Archive – Anecdota vols 1-5: <link>
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Secondary sources (select)

Jackson, Kenneth, “The motive of the threefold death in the story of Suibhne Geilt”, in: Ryan, John [ed.], Féil-sgríbhinn Eóin Mhic Néill: Essays and studies presented to professor Eoin MacNeill on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, May 15th 1938, Dublin: Three Candles, 1940. 535–550.
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