verse beg. Cumtach na nIudaide n-ard

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry

Short Middle Irish poem (4qq) on the defining characteristics of various peoples (the Jews, the Greeks, the Franks, the Welsh, the Picts, etc), which correspond closely to those listed in the tract De proprietatibus gentium.

Initial words (verse)
  • Cumtach na nIudaide n-ard
The architecture of the noble Jews
  • Middle Irish
verse (primary)
Textual relationships


Early Irish poetry


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.], “Two Middle-Irish poems”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1 (1897): 112–113.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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