verse beg. Forud na Fíann fás in-nocht

  • Late Middle Irish
  • Early Irish poetry, Finn Cycle, Early Irish lyrics
Initial words (verse)
  • Forud na Fíann fás in-nocht
“Desolate tonight is Forad na Fían”
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Late Middle Irish
  • late Middle Irish
c. 1175 (Murphy)


Early Irish poetry Finn Cycle


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[ed.] [tr.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Anonymous: The passing of the fíana”, in: Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 152–153, 232–233.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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