verse beg. Ro loiscit na láma-sa

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Finn Cycle, Early Irish lyrics
Four quatrains ascribed to Oisín in his old age.
Initial words (verse)
  • Ro loiscit na láma-sa
“These hands have been withered”
Speaker: Oisín mac Finn
Ascribed to: Oisín mac FinnOisín mac Finn / Oisín (ass. time-frame: Category:Finn Cycle, Finn mac Cumaill, Cormac mac Airt, Saint Patrick) – A fían-warrior, son of Finn, in the Finn Cycle of medieval Irish literature
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verse attributed to Oisín mac Find
  • Middle Irish
c. 1100 (Murphy); 12th century (Meyer).(1)n. 1 Kuno Meyer, Fianaigecht (1910): xxvii.
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas


Early Irish poetry Finn Cycle



Kuno Meyer, Fianaigecht (1910): xxvii.

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[ed.] [tr.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Anonymous: These hands have been withered”, in: Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 166–167, 239.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Irish miscellanies: Anecdota from the Stowe MS. n° 992”, Revue Celtique 6 (1883–1885): 173–186.
Internet Archive: <link>
[tr.] Meyer, Kuno, Fianaigecht: being a collection of hitherto inedited Irish poems and tales relating to Finn and his Fiana, Todd Lecture Series 16, London: Hodges, Figgis, 1910.
National Library of Scotland – PDF: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
xxvii. Translation.
Dennis Groenewegen
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