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Dinnshenchas of Fích mBúana
verse beg. Dorat Búan, in ben nár bán

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Ulster Cycle, Dinnshenchas
Text on the dinnshenchas of Fích mBuana
Places referred to include: (1) Fích mBúana (Fích mBúana, al. Fích Nemain), mentioned in both prose and verse: unidentified, but apparently “somewhere along the way from Ess Ruaid to Emain Macha” (Gwynn). It is also called Fích Nemain in the poem; (2) Snám Rathin, mentioned in the prose version: unidentified, unless it is to be equated with Snámh Rathaind of AFM s.a. 1148, which may be an early name for Drumsna (Stokes); (3) Ess Rúaid, mentioned in both prose and verse.
Initial words (verse)
  • Dorat Búan, in ben nár bán
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
prose, verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
6
Textual relationships

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn Ulster Cycle
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

Búan ingen SamaírBúan ingen Samaír
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Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn – Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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 Fích mBúana  Snám Rathin  Ess Rúaid

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.] [tr.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
180–181 [id. 41. ‘Fích mBúana’] Verse. direct link direct link direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 16 (1895): 31–83, 135–167, 269–312, 468.
TLH – edition (III, 31-83): <link> TLH – translation (III): <link> TLH – edition (IV, pp. 135-167): <link> TLH – translation (IV): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
57–58 [id. 106. ‘Fich mBuana’] Prose. direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
424 [id. 41. ‘Fích mBúana’] direct link
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