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Duodecim apostoli
verse beg. Simon, Madian is Matha

  • Early Irish
  • verse

A single quatrain in the Liber hymnorum (TCD MS 1441, f. 31vb), which lists names of the twelve apostles. A note in at least one version of the Commentary to Félire Óengusso (31 July) gives the same quatrain but adds another quatrain with names of prominent Irish saints corresponding in part to other lists of the ‘twelve apostles of Ireland’.

Initial words (verse)
  • Simon, Madian is Matha
Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Irish
  • Early Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
1 or 2

Classification

Subject tags

 Irish saints
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twelve apostles of Irelandtwelve apostles of Ireland
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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.] Bernard, J. H., and Robert Atkinson (eds.), The Irish Liber hymnorum, 2 vols, vol. 1: Text and introduction, Henry Bradshaw Society 13, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1898.  
comments: Volume 1: Text and introduction
Volume 2: Translation
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>
159 (text) [‘Nomina apostolorum’] Quatrain from TCD 1441.
[tr.] Bernard, J. H., and Robert Atkinson, The Irish Liber hymnorum, 2 vols, vol. 2: Translation and notes, Henry Bradshaw Society 14, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1898.  
comments: Volume 1: Text and introduction
Volume 2: Translation
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books (missing: pp. 18-19): <link>
52 (translation), 222 (notes)
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed.], Goidelica: Old and early Middle Irish glosses, 2nd ed. (1866), London, 1872.  
Internet Archive: <link>
175 Quatrain from TCD 1441.
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, Félire húi Gormáin: The martyrology of Gorman, from a manuscript in the Royal Library, Brussels, Henry Bradshaw Society 9, London: Harrison, 1895.  
comments: Edition and English translation of the Martyrology of Gorman, with introduction, notes, etc.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link>
168–169 From Félire Óengusso
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Duodecim apostoli”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 7 (1910): 299.  
comments: begins ‘Simón, Madian is Matha
Internet Archive: <link>
Based on RIA MS 23 N 10.
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