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verse beg. Tuán mac Cairill ro clos

  • Middle Irish
  • Early Irish poetry, Irish legendary history
Poem. Metre: debide scáilte.n. 1 R. A. S. Macalister, Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland (1932–1942): 114.
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  • Tuán mac Cairill ro clos
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Early Irish poetry Irish legendary history

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Tuán mac CairillTuán mac Cairill (ass. time-frame: Irish legendary history) – Tuán son of Cairell; an ancient figure of Irish legendary history, who is said to have witnessed, in the shapes of various animals, the course of Irish history since the Flood; said to have survived into the time of Patrick, when he resumed a human appearance.
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R. A. S. Macalister, Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland (1932–1942): 114.
John Carey, ‘Scél Tuáin meic Chairill’, Ériu 35 (1984): 99 and 111.
John Carey, ‘Scél Tuáin meic Chairill’, Ériu 35 (1984): 111.

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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: II. Aus Rawlinson B. 512. Die Verwandlungen des Tuán mac Cairill”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901): 31.
CELT – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – all Mitteilungen of ZCP 3: <link> Internet Archive – Internet Archive: <link>
Based on Rawlinson B 512
[ed.] [tr.] Macalister, R. A. S., Lebor gabála Érenn: The book of the taking of Ireland, 5 vols, Irish Texts Society 34, 35, 39, 41, 44, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, 1932–1942.
Internet Archive – Vol. 1 (1938 ed.): <link> Internet Archive – Vol. 2 (1939 ed.): <link> Internet Archive – Vol. 3 (1940 ed.): <link> Internet Archive – Vol. 4 (1941 ed.): <link> Internet Archive – Vol. 5 (1956 ed.): <link>
Vol. 3: 80–83. direct link
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