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Texts

The birth of Athirne

  • prose, verse
  • Ulster Cycle
An anecdote related in Bretha nemed dédenach about the birth of the Ulster poet Athairne/Athirne.
Title
The birth of Athirne
Provisional title in this catalogue
Initial words (prose)
  • Madh iomgabha éiges dámha
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Manuscripts
Form
prose, verse (primary)

Classification

Ulster Cycle

Subject tags

AthirneAthairne (ass. time-frame: Ulster Cycle) – chief poet and satirist of the Ulstermen in the Ulster Cycle
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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.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 3, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978. 
comments: numbered pp. 745–1138; diplomatic edition of legal material from Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337 (continued, pp. 745–1109); Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1317 (pp. 1111–1138)
1118.40–1119.16 Diplomatic edition of the text from TCD 1317.
[ed.] Gwynn, E. J., “An Old-Irish tract on the privileges and responsibilities of poets”, Ériu 13 (1942): 1–60, 220–236.
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[ed.] [tr.] Gwynn, E. J., “Athirne’s mother”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 17 (1928): 153–156.
Gwynn, E. J., “An Old-Irish tract on the privileges and responsibilities of poets”, Ériu 13 (1942): 1–60, 220–236.
222 Corrections.
[tr.] .
§ 74 [id. 74.]
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