CELT document G400009

M' óenurán im aireclán

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    M' óenurán im aireclán

    A hermit song

  1. M' óenurán im aireclán
    cen duinén im gnáis:
    robad inmuin ailethrán
    ré n-dul i n-dáil m-báis.
  2. Bothnat deirrit diamair
    do dílgud cach cloín;
    cubus díriuch diamain
    dochum nime noíb.
  3.  p.20
  4. Nóebad cuirp co sobésaib:
    saltrad ferda for,
    súilib tláithib todéraib
    do dílgud mo thol.
  5. Tola fanna féodaidi,
    freitech domnáin ché,
    coicle bána béodaidi,
    ba sí dígde Dé.
  6. Donála co n-dílechtai
    dochum nime nél,
    coibsin fíala fíretlai,
    frossa díana dér.
  7. Dérgud adúar áigthide
    amal tálgud troch,
    cotlud gairit gáibthide
    díucra meinic moch.
  8. Mo thúara, mo thuinide,
    robad inmuin cacht;
    ním-dingénad cuilide
    mo longud, cen acht.
  9. Arán toimse tírmaide —
    maith don-airnem gnúis —
    uisce lerga lígmaise
    ba sí deog no lúis.
  10. Longud serbda séimide,
    menma i l-lebor léir,
    lám fri cath, fri céilide,
    cubus roithen réid. p.22
  11. Robad inmuin araidi
    ainim nechta nóeb,
    leicne tírmai tanaidi
    tonn chrocnaide chóel.
  12. 1
  13. Céim íar sétaib soscéla
    salmchétal cach thráth,
    crích fri rád, fri roscéla,
    filliud glúine gnáth.
  14. Críst mac Dé dom thaithigid,
    mo Dúilem, mo Rí,
    mo menma día aithigid
    issind ̇flaith i m-bí.
  15. Ba sí in chrích fom-themadar
    eter lissu lann
    locán álainn eladglan,
    os mé m'óenur ann.
  16. 2
  17. M' óenurán im aireclán,
    m' óenurán am-ne;
    m' óenur do-llod forsin m-bith;
    m' óenur rega de.
  18. 3
  19. M' óenur ma do-rogbus ní
    d' úabar betha cé,
    cluinte mo núallán oc caí,
    m' óenurán, a Dé.

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Title (uniform): M' óenurán im aireclán

Title (translation, English Translation): A Hermit Song

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Electronic edition compiled by: Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by: University College, Cork and Professor Marianne McDonald via the CURIA Project.

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2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

Extent: 1055 words

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Address: College Road, Cork, Ireland— http://www.ucc.ie/celt

Date: 1996

Date: 2010

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

CELT document ID: G400009

Availability: The hard copy on which the present electronic edition is based is copyright by Oxford University Press, and is here used by kind permission of the publishers.

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  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 967, p. 20 (olim 23 N 10, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 22, 2769). (N).
  2. Dublin, National Library of Ireland, G 7, col. 26 (L).
  3. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 1080, 138 (olim B iv 2, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 24, 3021). (B).
  4. Killiney, Co Dublin, Dún Mhuire Franciscan, A 9, p. 40 (A).


  1. Kuno Meyer, The Hermit's Song, Ériu 2 (1905) 55–57.
  2. John Strachan, Anecdoton, Ériu 1 (1904) 138.


  • Kuno Meyer, The Hermit's Song, Ériu 2 (1905) 55–57.

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‘A Hermit Song’ (1956). In: Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century‍. Ed. by Gerard Murphy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 18–22.

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  title 	 = {A Hermit Song},
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  publisher 	 = {Clarendon Press},
  date 	 = {1956},
  pages 	 = {18–22}


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Creation: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria c.800–900

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Keywords: poetry; medieval; religious

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  12. 1994: Proofing and correction of edition. (ed. Patricia Kelly)
  13. 1993: Data capture completed. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)

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