CELT document G201030

König Guaire und Oennu maccu Laigse

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  • H: Dublin, Trinity College Library, H. 3. 18, p. 48b.


Edited by Kuno Meyer

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König Guaire und Oennu maccu Laigse. (Harleian MS. 528O, fo. 25b.)

h-Áonna macūi Laigsie , is hē robo anmcarae di Gūairie . Rongauhud 'diu lia Guairi mac baintrebthuigi. Ronnassa secht qumala for in mbantrebtaich nō bās a mec ar ae tect il-lubgort aire . Luid se īerum di foigde cāich dīe quingid forfūasluicthi a mec. Luid co Hōine, aircinnech sedhe Clūanae mic Nois . Cōinis a himned pris . 'Gaib in rann sa di Gūaire,' ol ōenna. Gaibthi sīar. 'Quid dinratt ōena dit ?' or Gūaire. 'Rogaub an rand sa dam dia gabāil doid-se .' 'Gab!' ol sé .


  1. 'A Gūairi, an imrāidhi
    glassad īarna bāine ,
    'gus seiss det t'ōenur cin nech
    inn-ūir Cille mec Dūaach?'
  2. 'Amenicān imrāidim' (or Gūaire)
    ocus dno cōin innlāidim ,
    cech n-ōen ronānaicc a less
    nī dig ūaim cin domonces '.

'Is ē mo domonces m'ōenmac.' 'Rotpia dno', or Gūairi, '⁊ dīgēltar ar ōennae'. Ba fīr sōn. Each lia Haonau ara dtard cét loilgech. Romarb bachlach do muintir Clūanui hoc a tafonn asa gort. Itcumuincc cūaille trit . Cēt mbō ronas for in mbachlach inn. Luid co Gūairi die faigde. 'Gaiuh inn rann sa do ōenu', or Gūaire. Imtēt īerum ass . 'Cid tuccais ō Gūaire?' 'In rann sa', ol in bachluch.

  1. Do mac Loigsiu pa mōr ngō
    ar in āincend an cēt mbō :
    ar mōr do dula ar in mbeg
    ind fuban indt sacarbec.

'Fubun ōn ', or Āenu. 'Ēnuhó ūait dam-sa, a bacloicch', or Ōenu. Rouhātar tra forsna himdīgluib sin cēn romarsat dīblīnuib Gūairie ⁊ ōennae .

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Title (uniform): König Guaire und Oennu maccu Laigse

Author: unknown

Editor: Kuno Meyer

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Electronic edition compiled by: Benjamin Hazard

Funded by: University College, Cork and The HEA via the LDT Project.

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2. Second draft.

Extent: 855 words

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

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

Date: 2006

Date: 2010

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

CELT document ID: G201030

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

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  • London, British Library, Harley MS. 5280, f. 25b. For full details see Robin Flower and Standish Hayes O'Grady (eds.) Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the British Library, formerly the British Museum, vol. 2 (London 1926, repr. Dublin 1992) 298–323.

Internet availability of Meyer's annotated edition

  • See http://www.ucc.ie/academic/smg/CDI/PDFs_textarchive/Meyer_Neue_Mitteilungen_ACL3.pdf

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‘König Guaire und Oennu maccu Laigse’ (1905). In: Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie‍ 3.1. Ed. by Kuno Meyer, pp. 1–2.

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  editor 	 = {Kuno Meyer},
  title 	 = {König Guaire und Oennu maccu Laigse},
  journal 	 = {Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie},
  volume 	 = {3},
  number 	 = {1},
  address 	 = {Halle/Saale},
  publisher 	 = {Max Niemeyer},
  date 	 = {1905},
  pages 	 = {1–2}


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Creation: By an unknown Irish monastic author. 900–1200

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  • The text is in Middle Irish. (ga)
  • Supplied title is in German. (de)
  • Witness list is in English. (en)

Keywords: religious; prose; medieval

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  1. 2014-09-10: File updated. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  2. 2010-04-13: Conversion script run; header updated; new wordcount made; file parsed. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  3. 2008-09-30: Keywords added; file validated. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  4. 2006-04-28: Header modified; file re-parsed. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  5. 2006-04-27: File parsed. (ed. Benjamin Hazard)
  6. 2006-04-07: Text proof-read (2); structural and content markup inserted; header compiled with bibliographical details and witness list. (ed. Benjamin Hazard)
  7. 1998-06: Text scanned and proof-read (1). (data capture Staff of the CURIA Project)

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