Texts

Rise up Osgar
verse beg. Eirigh súas, a Oscair

  • Late Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Classical Irish poetry, Duanaire Finn, Finn Cycle
Initial words (verse)
  • Eirigh súas, a Oscair
“Rise up Oscar”
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Acallam na senórach, Acallam na senórach/The story of Oscar's first battle, Duanaire Finn
Author
Anonymous
Manuscripts
Acallam na senórach version
Attested as part of the story of Oscar's first battle.
Duanaire Finn version
Language
  • Late Middle Irish
  • Late Middle Irish (Murphy).
Date
probably between 1100 and 1150 (Murphy)
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
6

Classification

Classical Irish poetry Duanaire Finn Finn Cycle

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.

Acallam na senórach
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “Acallamh na senórach”, in: Windisch, Ernst, and Whitley Stokes (eds.), Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 4:1, Leipzig, 1900. 1–438, ix–xiv.
Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> CELT – corrected edition (without Stokes’ notes): <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Lines 1032–1043
Duanaire Finn
[ed.] [tr.] Murphy, Gerard [ed.], Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 2: Irish text, with translation into English, Irish Texts Society 28, London: Irish Texts Society, 1933.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
176–177 Poem LII. Edition and translation

Secondary sources (select)

Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
Internet Archive: <link>
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