Texts

    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).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.

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    [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.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    19 (§ 53) and 46–47 (§ 53) direct link
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