Texts

Dinnshenchas of Slíab Mairge I
verse beg. Ba garg in gein im gním nhgá

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Dinnshenchas
Poem on the dinnshenchas of Slíab Mairge
Initial words (verse)
  • Ba garg in gein im gním nhgá
“Fierce as to prowess of spears was the lady”
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Dinnshenchas Érenn A
  • LL p. 216b: poem
  • The poem occurs in LL (recension A) only, where it is found between the prose text and poem of Slíab Mairge II (Gwynn's title; see reference below).
Manuscripts
Dinnshenchas Érenn A:
Language
  • Middle Irish
  • Middle Irish.

Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
3
Number of lines
12

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn

Subjects

Marg ingen RotmandMarg ingen Rotmand
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Slíab MairgeSlíab Mairge

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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.] [tr.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 3, Todd Lecture Series 10, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1913.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
160–161 [id. 29. ‘Sliab Mairge I’] Edition and translation. direct link direct link direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 3, Todd Lecture Series 10, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1913.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 1-3: <link>
507 [id. 29. ‘Sliab Mairge I’] direct link
Contributors
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