CELT document G400017

Is mebul dom imrádud

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    Is mebul dom imrádud

    On the flightiness of thought

  1. Is mebul dom imrádud
    a méit élas úaimm:
    ad-águr a imgábud
    i l-ló brátha búain.
  2.  p.40
  3. Tresna salmu sétaigid
    for conair nád cóir:
    reithid, búaidrid, bétaigid
    fíad roscaib Dé móir,
  4. Tre airechtu athlama,
    tre buidne ban m-bóeth,
    tre choillte, tre chathracha —
    is lúaithiu ná in góeth,
  5. Tresna séta sochraide
    ind ala fecht dó,
    tre {} dochraide
    fecht aile (ní gó).
  6. Cen ethar 'na chlóenchéimmim
    cingid tar cech ler;
    lúath linges 'na óenléimmim
    ó thalmain co nem.
  7. Reithid (ní rith rogaíse)
    i n-ocus, i céin;
    íar réimmennaib robaíse
    taidlid día thig féin.
  8. Ce thríalltar a chuimrech-som
    nó geimel 'na chois,
    ní cunnail, ní cuimnech-som
    co n-gabad feidm fois.
  9. Fóebur ná fúaimm flescbuille
    ní-tráethat co tailc;
    sleimnithir eirr n-escuinge
    oc dul as mo glaicc.
  10. Glas, nó charcar chromdaingen,
    nó chuimrech for bith,
    dún, nó ler, nó lomdaingen
    nín-astat día rith.
  11.  p.42
  12. Táet, a Chríst choím chertgenmnaid
    díanid réil cech rosc,
    rath in Spirta sechtdelbaig
    día choimét, día chosc.
  13. Follamnaig mo chride-sea,
    a Dé dúilig déin,
    corop tú mo dile-sea,
    co n-dernar do réir.
  14. Rís, a Chríst, do chétchummaid:
    ro bem imnma-llé;
    níta anbsaid éccunnail,
    ní inonn is mé.

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Title (uniform): Is mebul dom imrádud

Title (translation, English Translation): On the flightiness of thought

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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: 949 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: G400017

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

  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 1230, p. 262 (olim Leabhar Breac olim 23 P 16, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy fasc. 27, 3379). (L).
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 1080, f. 1451 (olim B iv 2, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy fasc. 24, 3021). (B).


  • Kuno Meyer, On the Flightiness of Thought, Ériu 3 (1907) 13-15.


  • Kuno Meyer, On the Flightiness of Thought, Ériu 3 (1907) 15.

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‘On the Flightiness of Thought’ (1956). In: Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century‍. Ed. by Gerard Murphy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 38–42.

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  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
  title 	 = {On the Flightiness of Thought},
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  publisher 	 = {Clarendon Press},
  date 	 = {1956},
  pages 	 = {38–42}


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Creation: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria c.900–1000

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  • The text is in Old and Middle Irish. (ga)
  • Subtitle is in English. (en)

Keywords: poetry; medieval; religious

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  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)
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  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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