CELT document G301045

Aided na trí nAed


Edited by Kuno Meyer

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Aided na trí nAed

From the British Museum MS Harleian 5280, fo. 49b


Incipit d'oighed na tri nAedh annso sīs.

Āed Gustān comdalta Conaill Guthbind issē romarb na tri hAeda isind ōenlō .i. Aed Slāine oc Loch Semtide, Āed Buide rī Ō Maine oc Bruighin, Āed Rōn rīgh Ō Failgi i faithci mic Mecnāin, ut dixit poeta: 10 

  1. Is eol dam-sa acht mo cel […] nidam agh-sa a indesen
    d'ōendōen docht iar mo corp crū […] ōenŌed roort tri hĀedu.
    Āed Gustān ba grānna a gal […] lusca lāgha lethanchar
    torc torachta iar togail tinn […] comalta Conuill Guthbind.
    Geghain rīgi rīghi dath […] nīrbo dīge duinebadh15 
    socht for sōera slicht nad rō […] ort tri hĀeda issan ōenló.
    Aed Buidi a mBruigin cia bē […] muiri hUa miadach Maine
    flaith forussta fōel an fer Ōed Rōn rogasta roghel.
    Art na hiarmarta cen faill […] mac Diarmata mic Cerbaill
    garglī gēbend im gart nglē […] airdrī Ērind Ōed Slāine.20 
    Āed Buidi a mBrugin cia bē […] Āed Slāni oc Loch Semdidhe p.48
    i faithce mic Mecna mōr magh […] robíth Āed Rōn rogalach.
    Na tri rīgh-sin rīghda tnú […] robīth tri hŌeda a n-ōenlúa
    lasan Ōed cōir cīallda cain amail adfiadhaid éulaig.

  2. Is ēol dam-sa.

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Title (uniform): Aided na trí nAed

Author: unknown

Editor: Kuno Meyer

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Electronic edition compiled by: Beatrix Färber and Hilary Lavelle

Funded by: The HEA under the LDT Project and The School of History, UCC

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1. First draft, revised and corrected.

Extent: 670 words

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Date: 2015

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

CELT document ID: G301045

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

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Manuscript sources

  1. British Library, MS Harleian 5280, fo. 49b.
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS. 995 (olim D IV 2), vellum; 15th century, fo. 54b.


  1. T. M. Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland (Cambridge 2000).
  2. Francis John Byrne, Irish Kings and High-Kings (Dublin 2001).
  3. Also compare the Annals of Ulster, volume 1, entry U604.3 (online at CELT).

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‘Oided Chuind Chétchathaich annso’ (1910). In: Anecdota from Irish Manuscripts‍ 3. Ed. by Osborn Bergin, pp. 47–48.

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  editor 	 = {Osborn Bergin},
  title 	 = {Oided Chuind Chétchathaich annso},
  journal 	 = {Anecdota from Irish Manuscripts},
  volume 	 = {3 },
  address 	 = {Halle/Saale },
  address 	 = {Dublin },
  publisher 	 = {Max Niemeyer },
  publisher 	 = {Hodges, Figgis \& Co. Ltd.},
  date 	 = {1910},
  pages 	 = {47–48}


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Creation: In the Middle Irish period, based on earlier models. c.900–1200

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  • The text is in Middle Irish. (ga)
  • Three words are in Latin. (la)

Keywords: tale; prose; medieval; kings cycle; aided (death-tale)

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