Texts

The kindred of Fionn
verse beg. Fiondfile ba fer go lí

  • Late Middle Irish, Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Classical Irish poetry, Duanaire Finn, Finn Cycle
Initial words (verse)
  • Fiondfile ba fer go lí
“Fionn the poet was a man of beauty”
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Author
Anonymous
Manuscripts
Language
  • Late Middle Irish Early Modern Irish
  • late Middle Irish (Murphy) or Early Modern Irish. “That this poem belongs to the 12th century is suggested strongly by the forms inus dech 3, am eólach 5, rudusbeobhsat 8 [...] The fragment is too short to afford opportunity for exact dating” (Murphy).
Date
12th century (Murphy).
Form
verse (primary)
Metre
  • deibidedeibide
Number of stanzas
14 » The poem ends etcetera (abbreviated), suggesting that the exemplar was longer

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.

[ed.] [tr.] MacNeill, Eoin [ed.], Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 1: Irish text, with translation into English, Irish Texts Society 7, London: Irish Texts Society, 1908.
Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge – editions: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
24–25; 123–124 Poem XI. 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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