CELT document G103003

Irish Quatrains III

Witness list

  • Br: Brussels MS 5057—59, p 49.

Unknown author

Edited by Kuno Meyer

    Irish Quatrains

    1. H 3 18, p 478 marg. inf.

  1. Uch a lám,
    ar scribis do memrum bán!
    béra in memrum fá buaidh,
    is bethair-si ad benn lom cuail cnám.
  2. 2. Harl. 5280, fo 14a marg. inf.

  3. Ni dlig feronn gan treoir, 1
    ni dlig degairm fer cin gliaidh,
    ni dlig cercaill cend co m-beoil,
    ni dlig feoil fer gan sciain.
  4. 3. Lebor Brecc, p 88 marg. inf. ib. p 162 marg. inf.; Brussels MS 5057—59, p 49.

  5. Aiged Íasu 'na croich síar,
    sair cen chísu cúl in úain ,
    a chlé bu dess rissin n-gréin,
    sé 'na phéin, a dess fo thúaid.
  6. 4. Lebor Brecc, p 223 marg. inf.

  7. Mór in bét!
    immad sliged ocus sét
    tar lebaid na sruthi soer,
    tar nar chóir acht óen do chét.

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Title (uniform): Irish Quatrains III

Title (firstline): Uch a lám

Title (firstline): Ni dlig feronn gan treoir

Title (firstline): Aiged Ísu 'na croich síar

Title (firstline): Mór in bét

Editor: Kuno Meyer

Responsibility statement

Electronic edition compiled by: Beatrix Färber

Funded by: University College, Cork and Professor Marianne McDonald via the CELT Project

Edition statement

2. Second draft.

Extent: 525 words

Publication statement

Publisher: CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College, Cork

Address: College Road, Cork, Ireland—http://www.ucc.ie/celt

Date: 2008

Date: 2010

Distributor: CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.

CELT document ID: G103003

Availability: Available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of academic research and teaching only.

Source description

Manuscript Sources

  1. Dublin, Trinity College Library 1337 (olim H. 3. 18) p 478 marg. inf. (poem 1).
  2. London, British Library, Harleian 5280, fo 14a marg. inf. (poem 2).
  3. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 16 (alias Lebor Brecc) p 88 marg. inf.; ib. p 162 marg. inf. (poem3); ib p 223 marg. inf (poem 4).
  4. Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels MS 5057–59, p 49 (poem3).

The edition used in the digital edition

‘Irish Quatrains III’ (1899). In: Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie‍ 2. Ed. by Kuno Meyer, p. 225.

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  editor 	 = {Kuno Meyer},
  title 	 = {Irish Quatrains III},
  journal 	 = {Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie},
  number 	 = {2},
  address 	 = {Halle/Saale},
  publisher 	 = {Max Niemeyer},
  date 	 = {1899},
  pages 	 = {225}


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Project description: CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

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Correction: Text has been proof-read once.

Normalization: The electronic text represents the edited text. Expansions are marked ex. Words have been segmented in line with CELT practice. For poem 3, variant readings from the Brussels MS are reported in the apparatus. Footnotes are marked note type="auth" and numbered.

Quotation: There is no direct speech.

Hyphenation: There are no hyphens.

Segmentation: div0=the group of poems; div1=the individual poem. Page-breaks are marked pb n="".

Interpretation: Names are not tagged, nor are terms for cultural and social roles.

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Profile description

Creation: 900–1200

Language usage

  • The text is in Middle Irish. (ga)
  • Two words are in Latin. (la)
  • The witness list is in English. (en)

Keywords: religious; poetry; medieval

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(Most recent first)

  1. Pre-1997: Text scanned in. (text capture Staff of the CURIA project)
  2. 2010-04-10: Conversion script run; header updated; new wordcount made. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  3. 2008-09-29: Keywords added; file validated. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  4. 2005-08-25: Normalised language codes and edited langUsage for XML conversion (ed. Julianne Nyhan)
  5. 2005-08-04T15:32:52+0100: Converted to XML (ed. Peter Flynn)
  6. 2004-09-24: Header created; file converted to ascii; proofed once; structural markup added; parsed; HTML file created. (ed. Beatrix Färber)

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