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verse beg. Int én gaires asin tshail

  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish poetry, Early Irish lyrics
A stanza cited in Mittelirische Verslehren I (§ 53) and Mittelirische Verslehren II (§ 75) as an example of the metrical form debide guilbnech dialtach.
Initial words (verse)
  • Int én gaires asin tshail
Language
  • Old Irish
Date
“probably composed in the ninth century” (Murphy).(1)n. 1 Gerard Murphy, ‘Anonymous: The blackbird calling from the willow’ in Early Irish lyrics... (1956): 175.
Metre
  • deibide nguilbnech ndialtachdeibide nguilbnech ndialtach (7¹+7¹+7¹+7¹)

Classification

Early Irish poetry
 Early Irish lyrics

Sources

Notes

Gerard Murphy, ‘Anonymous: The blackbird calling from the willow’ in Early Irish lyrics... (1956): 175.

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.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Anonymous: The blackbird calling from the willow”, in: Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 6–7, 174–175.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], “Mittelirische Verslehren”, in: Windisch, Ernst, and Whitley Stokes (eds.), Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 3:1, Leipzig, 1891. 1–182. 
comments: An index of verse metries and initial lines of verse is provided at the end of this contribution.
Internet Archive: <link>
19 (§ 53) and 46–47 (§ 53) direct link
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