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  • Early Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Ulster Cycle
Early Irish poem about Cú Chulainn, attested as an addition to several copies of the dinnshenchas of Srúb Brain.
Initial words (verse)
  • Tathus drecht dron-amhnus
  • Early Irish
verse (primary)
alliterative heptasyllabic verse
    Number of lines


    Early Irish poetry Ulster Cycle


    Cú ChulainnCú Chulainn – Young Ulster hero and chief character of Táin bó Cuailnge and other tales of the Ulster Cycle; son of Súaltam or Lug and Deichtire (sister to Conchobor); husband of Emer (ingen Forgaill)
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    [ed.] Stokes, Whitley, “Hibernica [VIII–X]”, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen 33 (1895): 62–86.
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    31–86 [‘X’] Edition of the poem and its gloss in TCD 1322.
    Translation wanted.
    No translation has been recorded at this stage.
    Dennis Groenewegen
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