CELT document G400012

Dúthracar, a Maic Dé bí

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    Dúthracar, a Maic Dé bí

    Manchán's wish

    Comad Mancháin Léith in so:

  1. Dúthracar, a Maic Dé bí,
    a Rí suthain sen,
    bothán deirrit díthraba
    commad sí mo threb,
  2. Uisce treglas tanaide
    do buith ina taíb,
    linn glan do nigi pectha
    tria rath Spirta Naíb,
  3.  p.30
  4. Fidbaid álainn immocus
    impe do cech leith,
    fri altram n-én n-ilgothach,
    fri clithar día cleith,
  5. Deisebar fri tesugud,
    sruthán dar a lainn,
    talam togu co méit raith
    bad maith do cach clainn,
  6. Úathad óclach n-innide
    (in-fessam a l-lín),
    it é umlai urluithi
    d'urguidi ind Ríg:
  7. Ceithri triir, tri cethrair
    (cuibdi fri cach les),
    da seiser i n-eclais
    eter túaid is tes;
  8. Sé desa do iṁforcraid
    immumsa fa-déin
    oc guidi tre bithu sír
    ind Ríg ruithnes gréin;
  9. Eclais aíbinn anartach,
    aitreb Dé do nim,
    sutrulla soillsi íar sain
    úas Scriptúir glain gil,
  10. Óentegdais do aithigid
    fri deithidin cuirp,
    cen druid, cen indladuth,
    cen imrádud n-uilc.
  11. Is é trebad no gébainn,
    do-gegainn cen chleith;
    fírchainnenn chumra, cerca,
    bratáin breca, beich,—
  12. Mo lórtu bruit ocus bíd
    ónd Ríg as chaín clú,
    mo bithse im suidiu fri ré,
    guide Dé in nach dú.

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Title (uniform): Dúthracar, a Maic Dé bí

Title (translation, English Translation): Manchán's Wish

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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: 887 words

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Publisher: CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College, Cork

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: G400012

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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Manuscript sources

  • Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 967, p. 95 (olim 23 N 10, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 22, 2769).


  • Kuno Meyer, Comad Manchín Léith, Ériu 1 (1904) 38–40.

The edition used in the digital edition

‘Manchán’s Wish’ (1956). In: Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century‍. Ed. by Gerard Murphy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 28–30.

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  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
  title 	 = {Manchán's Wish},
  booktitle 	 = {Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century},
  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
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  publisher 	 = {Clarendon Press},
  date 	 = {1956},
  pages 	 = {28–30}


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Creation: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria 10th century

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  • The text is in Old and Middle Irish. (ga)
  • Less than 1% in Latin, mostly textual formulae. (la)
  • Subtitle is in English. (en)

Keywords: poetry; medieval; religious

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  1. 2010-11-13: File updated; new wordcount made; conversion script run. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  2. 2008-09-03: File validated. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  3. 2008-07-30: Keywords added. (ed. Ruth Murphy)
  4. 2005-08-25: Normalised language codes and edited langUsage for XML conversion (ed. Julianne Nyhan)
  5. 2005-08-04T16:02:41+0100: Converted to XML (ed. Peter Flynn)
  6. 1997-09-05: Header created; text parsed using SGMLS. (ed. Margaret Lantry)
  7. 1996-02-05: Creation and insertion of TEI Header for the anthology; revision of structural mark-up. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)
  8. 1996-02-05: Revised text parsed and mark-up verified using SGMLS. (ed. Mavis Cournane)
  9. 1995-08: Checking and proofing text. (ed. Tiarnán Ó Corráin)
  10. 1995-02: Checking and proofing text. (ed. Mavis Cournane)
  11. 1994: Checking and proofing text. (ed. Aideen O'Leary)
  12. 1994: Proofing and correction of edition. (ed. Patricia Kelly)
  13. 1993: Data capture completed. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)

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