CELT document G400042

Rānacsa, rem rebrad rān

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    Rānacsa, rem rebrad rān

    Lóeg's description to Cú Chulainn of Labraid's home in Mag Mell

  1. Rānac-sa, rem rebrad rān,
    bale ingnad, cīarbo gnād,
    con n-ici in carnd (fichtib drong)
    hi fúar Labraid lebarmong.
  2.  p.108
  3. Co fūarusa hé 'sin charnd
    ina shudi (mílib arm),
    mong buide fair (ālli dath),
    ubull ōir ocá íadad.
  4. Corom-aichnistar īaraim
    a l-leind chorcra coīcdīabail.
    At-bert rim: “In raga lim”
    “don tig hi fail Fāelbe Find?”
  5. A-tát na dá rīg is tig,
    Fāilbe Find ocus Labraid,
    tri cóeccait im chechtar dé:
    is é lín inn óentaige.
  6. Cóeca lepad 'na leth deiss
    ocus cóeca airides;
    cóeca lepad 'na leth chlí
    ocus cóeca aeridi.
  7. Colba do lepthaib cróda,
    úatne fhinna fhorórda;
    is sī caindell ardus-tá
    is lía lógmar lainnerda.
  8. A-tāt arin dorus tíar
    insinn āit hi funend grían
    graig n-gabor n-glas (brec a mong)
    is araile corcor-dond.
  9. A-tát arind dorus sair
    tri bile do chorcor-glain
    dīa n-gair in énlaith búan bláith
    don macraid assin rígráith.
  10. A-tā crand i n-dorus liss
    (nī h-étig cocetul friss),
    crand airgit ris tatin grían
    (cosmail fri h-ór a roníam)
  11. A-tāt and tri fichit crand
    (comraic nād chomraic a m-barr);
    bíatar tri chét do cach crund
    do mes ilarda imlum.
  12.  p.110
  13. A-tá tipra 'sin t-shíd trell
    cona tri cóectaib breclend,
    ocus delg óir cona lī
    i n-óe cecha breclenni.
  14. Dabach and do mid medrach
    ocā dáil forin teglach;
    maraid béos (is búan in bés)
    conid bithlān do bithgrés.
  15. I-tā ingen is tig trell
    ro derscaig do mnāib Érend,
    co fult budi thic i-mmach
    is sí ālaind illánach.
  16. In comrád do-ní ri cách,
    is ālaind, is ingnāth;
    maidid cridi cech duni
    dīa seirc is dīa inmuni.
  17. At-rubairt ind ingen trell:
    “cōich in gilla nā h-aichnem?”
    “Masa thú — tair bic i-lle — ”
    “gilla ind fhir a Murthemne”.
  18. Do-chúadusa co fōill, fōill;
    rom-gab ecla dom onóir.
    At-bert rim: “In tic i-lle”
    “ōenmac dígrais Dechtere?”
  19. Mairg ná dechaid ō chíanaib,
    ocus cāch icá īarrair
    co n-aiced i-mmar i-tā
    in tech mór at-chonnarcsa.
  20. Dāmbad lim Ériu ule
    ocus ríge Breg m-bude,
    do-béraind (ní láthar lac)
    ar gnāis in bale ránac.

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Title (uniform): Rānacsa, rem rebrad rān

Title (translation, English Translation): Lóeg's Description to Cú Chulainn of Labraid's Home in Mag Mell

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

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Date: 1996

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Manuscript sources

  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 1229 (olim Lebor na hUidre olim 23 E 25, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 27, 3367).
  2. Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1363 (olim H. 4. 22) (derivative of Lebor na hUidre).


  1. Myles Dillon, On three passages in Lebor na Huidre, Speculum 15 (1940) 280–285.
  2. Myles Dillon, Serglige Con Culainn (Dublin 1953).
  3. Myles Dillon, The Trinity College text of Serglige Con Culainn, Scottish Gaelic Studies 6 (1949) 139–175; 7 (1953) 88.
  4. David Greene, Frank O'Connor, Fég, a Loíg, dar th'éis!, A golden treasury of Irish poetry, A.D. 600 to 1200 (London 1967) 130–133.


  1. Myles Dillon, The Wasting Sickness of Cú Chulainn, Scottish Gaelic Studies 7 (1953) (pt. 1 1951) 47–88. This supersedes the translation in Serglige Con Culainn, edited with a Translation, Notes, and a Complete Vocabulary (Columbus, OH 1941).
  2. David Greene, Frank O'Connor, Fég, a Loíg, dar th'éis!, A golden treasury of Irish poetry, A.D. 600 to 1200 (London 1967) 130–133.
  3. Christian-J. Guyonvarc'h, La Maladie de Cuchulainn et l'unique jalousie d'Emer, Ogam 10 (1958) 285-310.

Sources, comment on the text, and secondary literature

  1. Myles Dillon, On the text of Serglige Con Culainn, Éigse, 3 (1941) 120–129.
  2. Christian-J. Guyonvarc'h, Irlandais Fand, nom propre, fand "plume, oiseau", à propos d'un jeu étymologique, Ogam 11 (1959) 440.
  3. Vernam Hull, A precept in Serglige Con Culainn, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 28 (1960–61) 252–253.
  4. M. A. O'Brien, Two passages in Serglige Con Culainn, Celtica 2 (1954) 346–349.
  5. Julius Pokorny, On a passage in Serglige Con Culainn, Celtica 3 (1956) 309–310.

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‘Lóeg’s Description to Cú Chulainn of Labraid’s Home in Mag Mell’ (1956). In: Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century‍. Ed. by Gerard Murphy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 106–110.

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Creation: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria c.1075-1100

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