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Texts

verse beg. Muc mic Dá Thó, tlacht-múad torc

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Ulster Cycle
Poem on Mac Da Thó's pig.
Initial words (verse)
  • Muc mic Dá Thó, tlacht-múad torc
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Dinnshenchas of Mag Léna
  • The poem is added after the main dinnshenchas prose and verse accounts of Mag Léna in some manuscripts of thes texts.
  • independentThe text comes down in a relatively independent form as opposed to being embedded within a larger textual framework.
  • Laud Misc. 610.
Manuscripts
Scéla mucce Meic Da Thó
Dinnshenchas Érenn C
Dinnshenchas of Mag Léna
Independent
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
6

Classification

Early Irish poetry Ulster Cycle

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.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
194–197 [id. 48. ‘Mag Léna II’] Poem from all known MSS. direct link direct link direct link
[ed.] Windisch, Ernst [ed.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 1, Leipzig, 1880.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
108ff Poem from Harleian 5280.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: III. Aus Laud 610. Gedicht vom Schweine des MacDatho”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901): 36–37.
Celtic Digital Initiative – all Mitteilungen of ZCP 3: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Poem from Laud Misc. 610.

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
428–429 [id. 48. ‘Mag Léna II’] direct link
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