verse beg. Scíath rígh Gaela, glantar hí

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Initial words (verse)
  • Scíath rígh Gaela, glantar hí
Ascribed to: Mac Líacc [Muirchertach]Muirchertach ... Mac Líacc (d.. 1014 / 1016 (AU)) – Middle Irish poet, who is described as 'chief poet of Ireland' (ard-ollamh Érenn) in the Annals of Ulster; becomes the subject of a body of later medieval Irish literature.
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Mac Líacc
  • Middle Irish
verse (primary)


Early Irish poetry


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[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Mac Liacs Schildlied”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 227–229.
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