Texts

Tairngire Bic mic Dé ar deireadh dhomain
verse beg. Olc bith aromthá

  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
A verse prophecy attributed to the seer Becc mac Dé on evil things to come
Title
Tairngire Bic mic Dé ar deireadh dhomain
See note below
Initial words (verse)
  • Olc bith aromthá
“An evil world is at hand”
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Independent
  • The copy in NLI G 1 is headed Tairngire Bic mic Dé ar deireadh dhomain
Author
Ascribed to: Becc mac DéBecc mac Dé
(d. 550s)
legendary seer, best known from literary sources as an Irish prophet associated with Díarmait mac Cerbaill
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Manuscripts
Independent copy
Form
verse (primary)

Classification

Early Irish poetry

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'Grady, Standish Hayes, Silva Gadelica (I–XXXI): a collection of tales in Irish, vol. 1: Irish text, London: Williams & Norgate, 1892.
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[tr.] O'Grady, Standish Hayes, Silva Gadelica (I–XXXI): a collection of tales in Irish, vol. 2: translation and notes, London: Williams & Norgate, 1892.
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Secondary sources (select)

Bhreathnach, Edel, “Níell cáich úa Néill nasctar géill: the political context of Baile Chuinn Chétchathaig”, in: Bhreathnach, Edel (ed.), The kingship and landscape of Tara, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005. 49–68.
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