verse beg. Deus meus adiuva me

Ua Brolcháin (Máel Ísu)
  • Middle Irish
  • Early Irish poetry, Early Irish lyrics
Early Irish poem attributed to Máel Ísu Ua Brolcháin
Initial words (verse)
  • Deus meus adiuva me
“My God help me”
Máel Ísu Ua BrolcháinUa Brolcháin (Máel Ísu) / Úa Brolcháin (Máel Ísu) (d. (c.) 1086) – No short description available
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  • Middle Irish
11th century (Murphy)


Early Irish poetry
 Early Irish lyrics


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.] Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, Maol Íosa Ó Brolcháin, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1986.
[id. 5.] Edition with modern Irish translation
[ed.] [tr.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Máel Ísu Úa Brolchán: Deus Meus”, in: Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 52–55, 196–197.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], On the calendar of Oengus, Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Irish Manuscript Series 1.1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1880. 
comments: Stokes' first edition of the Félire Óengusso (the second edition is Stokes 1905a). A new version of the preface was published as Stokes 1881-1883a.
Internet Archive: <link>
clxxxv Leabhar Breac text.
Dennis Groenewegen
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