CELT document G208003

Über die Nichtigkeit der Welt

Witness list

  • H1: TCD MS. H 3.18, page 563.
  • H2: TCD MS. H 4.22, page 44.


Edited by Kuno Meyer

Whole text


    Über die Nichtigkeit der Welt.

    Aus H.3.18, S.563 (H1) und H.4.22, S.44 (H2).

    1. Is trūagh in cess i mbīaam,
      ni fess cīa hūair i mbāam,
      dēnam colēic ar figill,
      bēs nāch inill atāam.
    2. Gudim Crīst cid in lín-so,
      dligid cīosa mo dhūan-sa,
      ná rīsam dubloc ndomain
      ar sheirc don doman trūagh-sa.
    3. Lēicem don maith nād mēra,
      gudim in Flaith fri būadha,
      arna suthaine sīra
      renam duthaine trūagha.
    4. Cīa bet na rīgh fri reba,
      a feba nitat būana,
      in fer dorighne trēna
      dogēna condat trūagha.
    5. Duthaine betha brīgae
      it urchraide rocūala,
      acht nech friscungnae ar Fīadha
      nī cīana condat trūagha.
    6. Mairg raghas risin dāil-si
      indiu don bith bān būan-sa,
      muna foichlicher caladh
      bid olc in tadall trūag-sa.
    7. Rosāifaidh huile a sīdhsa,
      roscāith slaidhe na tūathsa,
      tre cinta Gāidel ngnīmhach
      tucad in dīgal trūag-sa .
    8. īsu, bid hé mo dīn-sa,
      dligid cīssa mo dūan-sa,
      bidh a moladh cía ghén-sao,
      cīa bam trēun-sau ban trūag-sa .

    9. Is t.

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Title (uniform): Über die Nichtigkeit der Welt

Title (firstline): Is trūagh in cess i mbīaam

Author: unknown

Editor: Kuno Meyer

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Electronic edition compiled by: Benjamin Hazard and Dara Mac Domhnaill

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

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2. Second draft.

Extent: 840 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: 2005

Date: 2010

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

CELT document ID: G208003

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

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Manuscript sources

  1. Dublin, Trinity College Library, H 3.18. 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) MS 1337, 140–58.
  2. Dublin, Trinity College Library, H 4.22. For details see Abbott & Gwynn (eds.), Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin (Dublin 1921) MS 1363, 199–216.

The edition used in the digital edition

‘Über die Nichtigkeit der Welt (Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften)’ (1913). In: Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie‍ 9. Ed. by Kuno Meyer, p. 166.

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  editor 	 = {Kuno Meyer},
  title 	 = {Über die Nichtigkeit der Welt (Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften)},
  journal 	 = {Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie},
  volume 	 = {9},
  address 	 = {Halle/Saale},
  publisher 	 = {Max Niemeyer},
  date 	 = {1913},
  pages 	 = {166}


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The present electronic text covers Kuno Meyer's edition on p. 166.

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Normalization: The electronic text represents the edited text. In Meyer's edition, the acute accent and macron are used to mark long vowels. Both are retained. Editorial corrections to the text are tagged corr sic="".

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

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  • The text is in Middle Irish. (ga)
  • The supplied title is in German. (de)
  • The witness-list is in English. (en)

Keywords: religious; poetry; medieval

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  1. 2010-04-29: Conversion script run, header updated; new wordcount made; file parsed; new SGML and HTML versions created. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
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  6. 2005-08-01: File parsed; HTML file created. (ed. Benjamin Hazard)
  7. 2005-07-28: Apparatus and witness-list added; header constructed and bibliographical details compiled. (ed. Benjamin Hazard)
  8. 2005-07-25: File converted to SGML and proof-read (2); new content mark-up applied to text; structural mark-up inserted. (ed. Benjamin Hazard)
  9. 1996-07-30: Text captured by scanning; file proof-read (1); some content mark-up added to file. (ed. Dara Mac Domhnaill)

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