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Ní mo cossa esce fetad

  • prose
  • Finn Cycle, Irish religious texts
Prophecy attributed to Finn ua Baiscne about the coming of Patrick (the Adze-Head or Tailcenn) and a (flag)stone (lecc or cloch) associated with him.
Initial words (prose)
  • Ní mo cossa esce fetad
This is the beginning of the prophecy. For the introduction, see below.
Author
Ascribed to: Finn mac CumaillFionn mac Cumhaill / Find úa Báiscni (ass. time-frame: Finn mac Cumaill, Cormac mac Airt, Category:Finn Cycle) – Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle or Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían
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The ascription occurs in the prose introduction (Find ua Baiscne cecinit, occ taircetal Pátraic, in tan do ro-chair dond leic for a tanic iarsin co hErind).
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Finn Cycle Irish religious texts

Sources

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[ed.] [tr.] O'Curry, Eugene, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861.
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622–623 direct link

Secondary sources (select)

O'Curry, Eugene, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history, delivered at the Catholic University of Ireland during the sessions of 1855 and 1856, Dublin, 1861.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – Originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – multiple copies: <link>
392–394 An interpretation is offered here. direct link
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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