CELT document G202012

Beg mac Dé profetauit

Witness list

  • L: YBL, page 410a.
  • A: London, British Library, Add. MS 30,512, fo. 19a2.
  • H: London, British Library, Harley 5280, fo. 41b.
  • LB: Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 16, Leabhar Breac, 260 a 52ff.


Edited by Kuno Meyer

Whole text


Beg mac Dé 1 profetauit

Aus Harleian 5280, fo. 41b, YBL, S. 410 a und Add. 30, 512 fol. 19 a 2. Vgl. LB 260 a 52 ff.

Is mairg thairgeubhai a hairisne a luc tīri na n-Gāidhel .

  1. In mac n-dīaid a athar a n-Ard Mauchai,
    flaith mōeth mēth a n-hÍ Colaimm Chille,
    cumscugud Bendchair,

    Deulbna a Clūain mec Nóis,10 
    ár noimme Sinna fri hechtranda ,
    sechtmīsid Usnig nō Clūanai Fertai Brēnaind,
    fodercad dōini a m-Birra,
    cocad etir ecailsib,
    flaith Laigen cen cath,15 
    ōenguinid Cilli Darae,
    coscrad rīaglai Lismōir hi flaith Ōedāin Deirg,
    da mhūr am Chorcaig a flaith Subne Uhic,
    innred nĀirni fo dii,
    Muma cin cosnumaidh nō cin comairlig,20 
    Caisiul cen rīg īer n-dligidh,
    daurthach for ilathaib,
    flaithi claena cosmaili,
    hilar m-brithemhan cen fhīr,
    dīth flaithi ria n-dōerfhinib,25 
    dīth n-eculsa,
    muiredach cecha mennata,
    flaith fer n-dubgāi,
    brāthirse n-āilgen di imthecht,  p.170
    ar bid olca itir iltūatha,30 
    saeibrechta oc rīgaib,
    crābaid claena oc clērchib,
    galra inganta,
    lanna 2 mōra ⁊ crābaid begai hi suidib,
    ecluss for cech n-imoiri, 335 
    muilend for cech sruth,
    hith hi tamnachaib,
    blicht a n-gamnachaib,
    sāith fir oc mac,
    sāith con oc cat,40 
    blicht cōeruch oc gabar,
    blicht gabair i m-boin ,
    indesai lāna ⁊ cuiledai fāsa,
    cōraid amoig,
    mindig a tigh,45 
    druinech cechla bean ,
    crecōir cechla fer,
    bid cāith cāch ,
    bid feochair brīathrach amnus anumal cāch,
    nī ba gaeth neuch im leus a anmai,50 
    bid belgach 4 ōibella,
    flaith ainndīardha.
    Cid dogēni fri cāch Crīsd isan aimsir sin?
    haithbe do thoirthib,
    nert do gōethaib,55 
    fūasnad do thonnaib mara,
    crith forsna dūilib,
    fubhai 5 for rendaib,
    grīan a n-dorchaib,
    ēsci a fuil,
    tochuired n-demna, p.171
    indarba aingel,
    aurslocud ifirn,
    īadad flatha nimhe
    imbed mac m-bāis,65 
    ūaiti mac m-bethadh 6,
    bid imda mairg,

Mairg tairgēbha airisne loc tīri na n-Gāidel fri dīad m-bethadh.

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Author: unknown

Editor: Kuno Meyer

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Electronic edition compiled by: Benjamin Hazard

Funded by: University College, Cork and The Higher Education Authority via the LDT Project

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2. Second draft.

Extent: 1240 words

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Date: 2005

Date: 2008

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

CELT document ID: G202012

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

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Manuscript Sources

  1. London, British Library, Harley 5,280, fo. 41b. For full details see Robin Flower and Standish Hayes O'Grady (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the British Library [formerly the British Museum]; 3 vols. (London 1926; repr. Dublin 1992, revised by Myles Dillon) vol. 1, 298–323.
  2. Dublin, Trinity College, 'Leabhar Buidhe Lecain', Yellow Book of Lecan, H.2.16, MS 1318, p. 410a. For full details see T. K. Abbott and E. J. Gwynn (eds.), Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin (Dublin 1921) 94–110.
  3. London, British Library, 'Leabhar ui Maolconaire', Add. MS 30,512, fo. 19a2. (Vellum; 15th–16th century.) For full details see Robin Flower and Standish Hayes O'Grady (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the British Library [formerly the British Museum]; 3 vols. (London 1926; repr. Dublin 1992, revised by Myles Dillon) vol. 2, 470–505.
  4. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 1230, formerly no. 23 P 16, 'Leabhar Breac', 260a52 ff. For full details see Kathleen Mulchrone et al., Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin (Dublin 1943) Fasc. 27: 3379–4404.

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‘Beg mac Dé profetauit (Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften)’ (1913). In: Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie‍ 9. Ed. by Kuno Meyer, pp. 169–171.

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  editor 	 = {Kuno Meyer},
  title 	 = {Beg mac Dé profetauit  (Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften)},
  journal 	 = {Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie},
  number 	 = {9},
  address 	 = {Halle/Saale},
  publisher 	 = {Max Niemeyer},
  date 	 = {1913},
  pages 	 = {169–171}


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Creation: By (an) unknown Irish monastic scribe(s). 900–1200

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  • The text is in Middle Irish. (ga)
  • Some words are in Latin. (la)
  • A few words are in German. (de)
  • The witness list is in English. (en)

Keywords: religious; prose; medieval; prophecy

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  1. 2011-01-23: Conversion script run, new wordcount made. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
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  6. 2005-04-12: File proofed (1); header adapted from companion file; bibliographical details compiled; structural and content markup applied to text; file parsed; HTML file created. (ed. Benjamin Hazard)
  7. 1998-07-30: File scanned. (data capture Dara Mac Domhnaill)

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  1. dédh MS., später hinzugefügt. 🢀

  2. .i. ithlanna 🢀

  3. Vgl. is cell for dib n-imairib, Hibernica Minora, 66, 10. 🢀

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