CELT document G208005

Patraic cecinit


Edited by Kuno Meyer

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    Pātraic cecinit

    Aus der Brüsseler Handschrift 5100–4, S. 49.

    1. Cumma lem etir
      cen co tīas ilLaighnib,
      bat imda a n-airlig,
      is léir for a n-airdhibh.
    2. Cindus beiti cena
      bat fāssa a rátha,
      bidh fann a cumang
      tall a laithi brātha.
    3. Mōr let a manach
      la Caemgen fēne,
      is dā trīan la hAbān
      is la Moling in tslēbi.
    4. In trīan nā bērat-somh
      for nem dia laechraidh,
      is íat-side bērat-sa
      a lōgh mo shaothair.
    5. Is īatt-so na lochranna
      da lasfatt Laighin,
      dobér-sa anosa
      a crosa darm'aigidh.
    6. Nī loiscfe an tene
      lam treasa talchair,
      nem ocus talamh
      raghaidh dia manchaib.
    7. Gidhedh nogabdais
      ō Bhir co Berba,
      cech leth naragdais
      nī tairgtais demna.
    8. Bid fīr an dordān-sa
      dordaid dam aingil,
      crīcha in chorpāin-so
      bid īad-so am anmain.
    9. Togaide an trīar-so
      tairngires sinne,
      in mac raith Eibbān
      ataldar linne,
      Moling na Taeidhen
      is Caemgin Glinne.
    10. Bad sgrībtha a sgēla,
      bad fleda a fadla,
      nīscoirset cesa
      cen lessa a n-anma.
    11. Cech saer noslēma
      ar lār a thīre,
      acht aen dīb nī gēbha
      rath, recht nā rīghe.
    12. Cech aen ba nesa
      da cathraib calma,
      bid īatt bus mesa
      dūibh for bith Banba.
    13. Acht co tī an lā-so
      bat fāsa falma,
      īar foillge flatha
      cen catha calma
    14. Dāilfadh an Dūilem
      dōib co lār a tempail.
      flaithius ind alltair,
      maithius in chenntair.
    15.  p.111
    16. Is na clēirigh aile
      ticfat dīb sunna,
      bat crín is bat croma,
      a bein, is cumma.

    17. Cumma.

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Title (uniform): Patraic cecinit

Title (firstline): Cumma lem etir

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: 730 words

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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: G208005

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  • Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 5100–4, folio 49. For a full description of the manuscript see Whitley Stokes (ed.) The Martyrology of Gorman (London 1895) vii–xviii; and Joseph van den Gheyn (ed.) Catalogue des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique (Brussels 1901–48).

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‘Patraic cecinit (Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften)’ (1912). In: Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie‍ 8. Ed. by Kuno Meyer, pp. 110–111.

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  editor 	 = {Kuno Meyer},
  title 	 = {Patraic cecinit (Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften)},
  journal 	 = {Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie},
  volume 	 = {8},
  address 	 = {Halle/Saale},
  publisher 	 = {Max Niemeyer},
  date 	 = {1912},
  pages 	 = {110–111}


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Creation: By an unknown Irish monastic author. 600–900

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  • The text is in Old Irish. (ga)
  • The title is in Latin. (la)
  • One explanatory sentence is in German. (de)

Keywords: religious; poetry; medieval

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