CELT document G302001

Cormac and Ciarnat

Cormac and Cíarnat


Edited by Kuno Meyer

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[1] Cīarnat ingen ríg Cruithnech tucsat cūicer Ulad ar éigin a m-broid tar muir ocus tar móṙfairge. Ocus at-chúala Cormac h-úa Cuind sin ⁊ ro cuinged úad h-í ⁊ tucad dó dá tigh h-í. Ben is áille ⁊ is coíme ro buī isin doman h-i g-comaimsir fria h-í. Ocus buī h-i cairdes fri Cormac ocus rob adhbal mét a gráda leis. Co cúala Ethne Ollamhda ingen Cathaír Móir a beth aici ⁊ ro ráid nā betís aróen aici. Ocus rob égen a tabairt ar cumus Ethne ⁊ do-rat Ethne daíre fuirre ocus rob í in daīre .i. .ix. méich arba do bleith cech laí. Co tarrla Cormac ⁊ sisi ar óentáeib fo leth co rrus-toirrchestar ⁊ nīr ̇fēt bleith, co rus-airchis Cormac ⁊ tuc sāer muilinn tar fairgi ocus do-rónad muilenn las d'anacol Chíarnaite.

Conid de sin as-pert in fili:

  1. Cīarnat cumhal Chormaic chóir
    mōr cēt di bíathad a bróin
    .x. mēich cech laī lé do bleith
    nírb obair dhuine déinmeich.
  2. Tairrustair uirri in rán
    ina tigh 'na h-āenarán
    co rus-toirrcestar fo leth
    īar sin co nār ̇fét robleth.
  3. Airchisis uirre h-ūa Cuinn
    tug sáer muilinn tar mórthuinn
    cét-muilenn Cormaic mc Airt
    ro bad cabur do Chíarnait.

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Title (uniform): Cormac and Ciarnat

Author: unknown

Editor: Kuno Meyer

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Electronic edition compiled by: Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by: University College, Cork.

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2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

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Proof corrections by: Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Extent: 1000 words

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Date: 1995

Date: 2014

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

CELT document ID: G302001

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Manuscript source

  • London, British Library, Egerton MS 1782, fo. 44b (see Catalogue of Manuscripts in the British Museum by Robin Flower, vol. 2 (London 1926) 277).


  • Kuno Meyer, Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts, III: Cormac and Ciarnat, Otia Merseiana 2 (1900) 75–76.


  • Kuno Meyer, Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts, III: Cormac and Ciarnat, Otia Merseiana 2 (1900) 75–76.

Sources, comment on the text, and secondary literature

  1. Joseph Vendryes, Les moulins en Irlande et l'aventure de Ciarnat, Revue Archéologique 14 (1921), 263–274.
  2. An early modern Irish version of the poem is found in Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Eirinn, Book 1, p. 336, with facing English translation. Both are available online at CELT, in file G100054 and T100054 respectively.

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‘Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts, III: Cormac and Ciarnat’. In: Otia Merseiana‍ 2. Ed. by Kuno Meyer, p. 75.

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  editor 	 = {Kuno Meyer},
  title 	 = {Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts, III: Cormac and Ciarnat},
  journal 	 = {Otia Merseiana},
  volume 	 = {2},
  address 	 = {London},
  publisher 	 = {Th . Wohlleben},
  date 	 = {1900-1901},
  pages 	 = {75}


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The present text represents page 75 of the printed edition. All editorial introduction, and notes have been omitted. Th etranslation is available in a separate file, T302001. Editorial corrigenda are integrated into the electronic edition.

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Creation: By unknown authors in Irish monastic scriptoria. c.900–1200

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  • The text is in Middle and Early Modern Irish. (ga)
  • The supplied title is in English. (en)

Keywords: saga; prose; medieval; Kings Cycle

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  1. 2014-07-24: File updated. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
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  4. 2008-07-27: Value of div0 "type" attribute modified, content of 'langUsage' revised; title encoding changed. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  5. 2005-08-25: Normalised language codes and edited langUsage for XML conversion (ed. Julianne Nyhan)
  6. 2005-08-04T15:55:30+0100: Converted to XML (ed. Peter Flynn)
  7. 1997-09-16: Header modified; file parsed using SGMLS. (ed. Margaret Lantry)
  8. 1997-08-28: Header re-structured; bibliography amplified; text parsed using SGMLS. (ed. Margaret Lantry)
  9. 1995-08-07: Final on-screen proofing and checking of mark-up and word-divisions. Addition of in-depth mark-up. Creation of this header. Verification of mark-up with Author/Editor. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)
  10. 1994-11-22: Data-capture by keyboarding and first proofing. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)

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