Texts

The boyhood of Fionn
verse beg. Sgriobh sin a Bhrógain sgribhinn

  • Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Classical Irish poetry, Duanaire Finn, Finn Cycle
Initial words (verse)
  • Sgriobh sin a Bhrógain sgribhinn
“Write it Brogan a writing”
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Author
Anonymous
Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Modern Irish
  • Early Modern Irish (Murphy)
Date
“The language of this poem suggests that it was written about 1400 A.D.” (Murphy).
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
18

Classification

Classical Irish poetry Duanaire Finn Finn Cycle

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.] [tr.] MacNeill, Eoin [ed.], Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 1: Irish text, with translation into English, Irish Texts Society 7, London: Irish Texts Society, 1908.
Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge – editions: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
33–34; 133–134 Poem XV. Edition and translation

Secondary sources (select)

Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
Internet Archive: <link>
31–34
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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