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verse beg. Nidu dír dermait

  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish poetry, rhyming Leinster poems
One of the rhyming ‘Leinster poems’, attributed to Laidcenn mac Bairceda.
Initial words (verse)
  • Nidu dír dermait
Ascribed to
Laidcenn mac BaircedaLaidcenn mac Bairceda (supp. fl. 5th century ?) – early Irish poet, said to be of the Dál nAraidi. Two early poems (beg. Énna, Labraid and Nidu dír dermait) belonging to the so-called rhyming ‘Leinster poems’ are ascribed to him.
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Language
  • Old Irish

Classification

Early Irish poetry
 rhyming Leinster poems

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.] O'Brien, M. A. [ed.], Corpus genealogiarum Hiberniae, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1962. 
comments: Reprinted in 1976 and 2005, with an introduction by J. V. Kelleher.
CELT – pp. 1–332 (Rawl. B 502): <link>
8–9
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], Über die älteste irische Dichtung I. Rhythmische alliterierende Reimstrophen, Berlin, 1913.
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
14–25 Fursundud Ladcinn maicc Bairchedo.
[tr.] .
§ 67

Secondary sources (select)

Carney, James P., “Three Old Irish accentual poems”, Ériu 22 (1971): 23–80.
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