Mittelirische Verslehren II
- Middle Irish
- verse, prose
- Irish texts, Irish texts on language and literature
- The original text (lost), which may have belonged to the tenth century, would have covered seven years of a fili’s training (by analogy with the seven grades of filid).
- When the text was first expanded, three more years were added between the sixth year (anruth) and seventh year (ollam). § 112 may recall this stage of the text when it refers to deich cerda comdire. The most substantial addition is the inclusion of MV I, which occupies §§ 32-90 in the modern edition.
- The extant text, such as it survives in the manuscripts, represents a further redaction referring to twelve years of study. This augmented version has been dated to the eleventh century (Thurneysen). The added material now occurs for the 8th and 12th year of the curriculum.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 12 = Book of Ballymote [1384 x 1406] pp. 301b (line 24)–305b (line 3)
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 12 = Book of Ballymote [1384 x 1406] pp. 306a (line 43)–306b (line 10)Related text, printed by Thurneysen in his appendix.
- Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 610 ff. 1–58 and ff. 73–122 = Leabhar na Rátha [1453–1454] ff. 80r–80v and 90r–92vAlmost complete, except the beginning of the introduction and the conclusion
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2] p. 38a§§ 3-8 (six examples of dían)
- Middle Irish
Preliminary on the 16 parts of filidecht » entry
Duodecim partes poeticae
§ 1. » entry
§§ 2-8. Year 1. » entry
§§ 9-11. Year 2. » entry
§§ 12-17. Year 3. » entry
§§ 18-20. Year 4. » entry
§§ 21-24. Year 5. » entry
§§ 25-31. Year 6. » entry
§§ 32-90. Year 7 (version of MV I) » entry
§§ 91-94. Year 8. » entry
§§ 95-98. Year 9. » entry
§§ 99-109. Year 10. + §§ 110-112 » entry
§§ 113-120. Year 11. » entry
§§ 121-130. Year 12. » entry
§ 131 » entry
§§ 132-137 » entry
This table is intended as a visual aid to Thurneysen's outline of the development of the text. The first column shows the traditional graded scheme, in which every grade of poet, from fochloc up to ollam, is associated with a particular metrical form proper to each. It is here used to represent the scheme thought to underlie the original, tenth-century textbook. The second column then gives the ten curricular divisions as they would have appeared in the first redaction of MV II, with the names of the forms (plural) adopted from § 112. Finally, the third column represents the extant redaction, with two more years added to arrive at a total of 12 years.
|7 grades/years||10 years||12 years|
|(1) dían (fochloc)||(1) díana||(1) díana|
|(2) setrad/-nad / sainemain (macfuirmid)||(2) setrotha||(2) setrotha|
|(3) laíd (dos)||(3) laída||(3) laída|
|(4) emain (cano)||(4) emna||(4) emna|
|(5) anair (clí)||(5) anairi||(5) anairi|
|(6) nath (ánruth)||(6) natha anruith||(6) natha anruith|
|(7) brosnacha suad (MV I)||(7*) brosnacha suad (MV I)|
|(8**) feschomarca filed|
|(8) fochairich admolta||(9*) fochairich admolta|
|(9) setnatha suad||(10*) setnatha suad|
|(7) anamain (ollam)||(10) anamna ollaman||(11) anamna ollaman|
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