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Mesce Chúanach‘Cúanu’s rhapsody’
verse beg. Is pind limp / In tan gabther mo dúan dam

  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
8 stanzas. Metre: ranaigecht mór.
Title
Mesce Chúanach
‘Cúanu’s rhapsody’
The title occurs at the end of the poem: Messci Cúanach ind sin túas.
Initial words (verse)
  • Is pind limp / In tan gabther mo dúan dam
“It seems sweet to me / when my poem is recited to me”
Author
Ascribed to: Cúanu mac AilchíneCúanu mac AilchíneNo short description available
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Cúanu mac Cailchíni, king of the Fir Maige Féne
Form
verse (primary)

Classification

Early Irish poetry

Subjects

Cúanu mac AilchíneCúanu mac AilchíneNo short description available
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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.] O'Daly, Máirín [ed. and tr.], “Mesce Chúanach”, Ériu 19 (1962): 75–80.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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