CELT document G400047

Mór múich i túsa in-nocht

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    Mór múich i túsa in-nocht

    Suibne in the snow

    Úair is amlaidh ro bhoí an oidhchi-sin ag cur sneachta, & an mhéd no cuireadh no reodadh fa chédōir a haithli a chuir {} gonadh ann ad-beart an lāoidh ag tabairt a dhocra ōs aird:

  1. Mór múich i túsa in-nocht;
    ro thregd mo chorp in gáeth glan;
    toll mo thraigte; glas mo grúad;
    a Dé móir, a-tá a dúal dam.
  2. I m-Beinn Boirche dam a-rraír;
    rom-thúairg braín i n-Echtga úair;
    in-nocht ro brétait mo boill
    i n-glaic croinn i n-Gáille glúair.
  3. Ro ̇fuilnges mór tres gan tlás
    ó ro ás clúm ar mo chorp;
    ar gach aidche is ar gach ló
    is mó sa mó ̇fuilgim d' olc.
  4. Rom-chráid sic (sín nách súairc);
    rom-thúairg snechta ar Sléib Meic Sín;
    in-nocht rom-geguin in gáeth
    gan ̇fráech Glenna Bolcáin bil.
  5. Utmall m' imirce in gach íath;
    dom-ríacht beith gan chéill gan chonn;
    do Muig Line for Muig Lí,
    do Muig Lí for Life lonn.
  6. Saigim dar Segais Sléibe Fúait;
    ricim im rúaic co Ráith Móir;
    dar Mag n-Aí, dar Mag Luirg luinn,
    ricim co cuirr Crúachain chóir.
  7. Ó Shléib Chúa (ní turas tais)
    ricim go Glais Gáille grinn;
    ó Glais Gáille (gid céim cían)
    ricim sair go Slíab m-Breg m-binn.
  8.  p.140
  9. Dúairc in betha beith gan tech;
    is trúag in betha, a Chríst cain:
    sásad birair barrglais búain;
    deog uisce úair a glais glain;
  10. Tuisled do barraib cráeb crín;
    imthecht aitin (gním gan gaí);
    sechna daíne; cummann cúan;
    coimrith re dam rúad dar raí.
  11. Feis aidche gan chlúim i coill
    i mullach croinn dosaig dlúith,
    gan choistecht re guth ná glór,
    A Meic Dé, is mór in múich.
  12. Reithim rúaic re beinn co báeth;
    úathad rom-thráeth a los lúith;
    ro scarus rem chruth gan chlód;
    A Meic Dé, is mór in múich.

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Title (uniform): Mór múich i túsa in-nocht

Title (translation, English Translation): Suibne in the Snow

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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.

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Date: 1996

Date: 2010

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

CELT document ID: G400047

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 236, 91b (olim B iv 1, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 5, 586).
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 58, 169-70 (olim 23 K 44, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 2, 165).


  • J. G. O'Keeffe, Buile Shuibne (London 1913; Dublin 1932).


  • J. G. O'Keeffe, Buile Shuibne (London 1913).

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‘Suibne in the Snow’ (1956). In: Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century‍. Ed. by Gerard Murphy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 138–140.

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  date 	 = {1956},
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Creation: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria c.1150–1200

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  • The text is in Middle and Early Modern Irish. (ga)
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Keywords: poetry; medieval; Suibne; Geilt

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