CELT document G400035

Cen áinius

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    Cen áinius

    Líadain tells of her love for Cuirithir

    Luidsium didiu co m-boí i Cill Letrech i tír na n-Déise ina ailithri. Do-luid-si for a iarair-sium ut dixit :

  1. Cen áinius
    in gním í do-rigénus:
    an ro carus ro cráidius.
  2.  p.84
  3. Ba mire
    nád dernad a airer-som,
    mainbed omun Ríg nime.
  4. Níbu amlos
    do-som in dál dúthracair,
    ascnam sech phéin i Pardos.
  5. Bec m-bríge
    ro chráidi frium Cuirithir;
    fris-sium ba mór mo míne.
  6. Líadan;
    ro carus-sa Cuirithir;
    is fírithir ad-fíadar.
  7. Gair bása
    i comaitecht Chuirithir;
    fris-sium ba maith mo gnás-sa.
  8. Céol caille
    fom-chanad la Cuirithir,
    la fogur fairge flainne.
  9. Do-ménainn
    ní cráidfed frim Cuirithir
    do dálaib cach dénainn.
  10. Ní chela:
    ba h-ésium mo chrideserc,
    cía no carainn cách chena.
  11. Deilm n-dega
    ro thethainn mo chride-se;
    ro-fess, nicon bía cena.
    Is é, didiu, crád do-rat-si fair-sium a lúas ro gab caille.

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Title (uniform): Cen áinius

Title (translation, English Translation): Líadan Tells of Her Love for Cuirithir

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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: 901 words

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Date: 1996

Date: 2010

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

CELT document ID: G400035

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, Trinity College Library, MS 1337, 759f. (olim H. 3. 18). (T).
  2. London, British Library, Harleian 5280, 26f. (B).


  1. Kuno Meyer, Liadain and Curithir. An Irish love-story of the ninth century (London 1902).
  2. Julius Pokorny, Historical Reader of Old Irish (1923) 16–17. Repr. in the Spanish edition Antiguo Irlandés (1952) 18–19.


  1. Kuno Meyer, Liadain and Curithir. An Irish love-story of the ninth century (London 1902).
  2. Kuno Meyer, Selections from Ancient Irish Poetry (London 1911) 65 sq.

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‘Líadan Tells of Her Love for Cuirithir’ (1956). In: Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century‍. Ed. by Gerard Murphy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 82–84.

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  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
  title 	 = {Líadan Tells of Her Love for Cuirithir},
  booktitle 	 = {Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century},
  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
  address 	 = {Oxford},
  publisher 	 = {Clarendon Press},
  date 	 = {1956},
  pages 	 = {82–84}


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Creation: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria c.850–900

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  • The text is in Old Irish. (ga)
  • The subtitle is in English. (en)
  • Some words and phrases in Latin, mostly textual formulae. (la)

Keywords: poetry; medieval; love; Líadan and Cuirithir

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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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