verse beg. Ro-mbáe laithi rordu rind

  • Old Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Ulster Cycle
A poem of at least seven stanzas attributed to Cú Chulainn or Conchobar mac Nessa.
Initial words (verse)
  • Ro-mbáe laithi rordu rind
“We had a great day of plying spear-points”
Speaker: Cú Chulainn Conchobar mac Nessa
  • Old Irish
7th century
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
Textual relationships
Alludes to events in the Macgnímrada Con Culainn episode of Táin bó Cúailnge.


Early Irish poetry Ulster Cycle


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>
[ed.] [tr.] Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Prosopographical analysis of Táin bó Cuailnge in a historical setting”, in: Tristram, Hildegard L. C. [ed.], New methods in the research of epic / Neue Methoden der Epenforschung, ScriptOralia 107, Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1998. 153–159.
Text (O'Brien's ed. with emendations) and translation of Ro-mbáe laithi rordu rind on p. 155
Dennis Groenewegen,Patrick Brown
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