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verse beg. Rofessa i curp domuin dúir

Airbertach mac Cosse Dobráin
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Poem (68 stanzas) on the geography of the world.
Initial words (verse)
  • Rofessa i curp domuin dúir
‘In the body of the hard world were known’
Author
Airbertach mac Cosse DobráinAirbertach mac Cosse Dobráin (d. 1016) – Irish poet; fer légind of Ros Ailithir (Rosscarbery, Co. Cork)
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Ascribed to and probably composed by Airbertach mac Cosse Dobráin.
Ascribed to
Airbertach mac Cosse DobráinAirbertach mac Cosse Dobráin (d. 1016) – Irish poet; fer légind of Ros Ailithir (Rosscarbery, Co. Cork)
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Manuscripts
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
68

Classification

Early Irish poetry

Subject tags

 Ros Ailithir

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.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 3, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1957.
CELT – pp. 471-638 and 663: <link>
Diplomatic edition of the LL text direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Olden, Thomas [ed. and tr.], “The geography of Ros Ailithir”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 2nd series, 2 (1879–1888): 219–252.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Contributors
Patrick Brown,Dennis Groenewegen
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