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Texts

The quarrel between Finn and Oisín
verse beg. Is derb lem-sae, cia domaimse in fer líath

  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish poetry, Finn Cycle
Poem cast as a dialogue between Finn and Oisín, with prose introduction and conclusion.
Initial words (verse)
  • Is derb lem-sae, cia domaimse in fer líath
(poem)
Language
  • Old Irish
Date
The poem “must have been composed during the Old Irish period, perhaps even as early as the eighth century”, although the text is imperfectly preserved in later manuscripts (Hull, following Meyer).(1)n. 1 Vernam Hull, ‘The quarrel between Finn and Oisin’, Modern Language Notes 57 (1942): 434.

Classification

Early Irish poetry Finn Cycle

Sources

Notes

Vernam Hull, ‘The quarrel between Finn and Oisin’, Modern Language Notes 57 (1942): 434.

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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “The quarrel between Finn and Oisin”, in: Meyer, Kuno, Fianaigecht: being a collection of hitherto inedited Irish poems and tales relating to Finn and his Fiana, Todd Lecture Series 16, London: Hodges, Figgis, 1910. 22–27.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Hull, Vernam, “The quarrel between Finn and Oisin”, Modern Language Notes 57:6 (1942): 434–436.
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