Fursa Cráiptech profetauit

  • Early Irish
  • prose
  • Irish religious texts
Prophecy attributed to St Fursa (the Devout)
Fursa Cráiptech profetauit
The title heading as given in Meyer's edition
Initial words (prose)
  • Maircc taircébai ind-aimsir a mbia saerbráth cin chaemgnímha (...)
Ascribed to
FursaFursa (fl. 7th century) – Irish monk and missionary
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  • Early Irish
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Textual relationships

In the manuscripts, this prophecy is commonly preceded by a prophecy uttered by Becc mac Dé (In mac ndíaid a athar a nArd Mauchai).


Irish religious texts


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[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Fursa Crāiptech profetauit”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 9 (1913): 168.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Passage from YBL (p. 410b), Additional 30512 and Harleian 5280.
Translation wanted.
Dennis Groenewegen
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