CELT document G400051

Is úar geimred; at-racht gáeth

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    Is úar geimred; at-racht gáeth

    Description of winter and memory of the past

    Is ann a-dubhairt Caīlte: “Inam”, ar sē, “do dhamhaib allaidi & d' eilltibh dul a n-innib cnoc & carrac an-osa; & inam ēignedh do dhul i cūasaib brūach”. & a-dubhairt an laīd:

  1. Is úar geimred; at-racht gáeth;
    éirgid dam díscir dergbáeth;
    nocha te in-nocht in slíab slán,
    gé beith dam dían ac dordán.
  2. Ní thabair a tháeb re lár
    dam Sléibe Cairn na comdál;
    ní luga at-chluin céol cúaine
    dam Cinn Echtge innúaire.
  3. Mise Caílte, is Díarmait donn,
    ocus Oscar áith étrom,
    ro choistmis re céol cúaine
    deired aidche adúaire.
  4. Is maith chotlas in dam donn
    fuil is a chnes re Coronn
    mar do beth fa Thuinn Túaige
    deired aidche innúaire!
  5. In-díu isam senóir sen;
    ní aithnim acht becán fer;
    ro chraithinn corrsleig co crúaid
    i matain aigrid innúair.
  6. A-tlochar do Ríg nime,
    do Mac Maire ingine:
    do-beirinn mór socht ar slúag
    gé ber in-nocht co h-adúar.

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Title (uniform): Is úar geimred; at-racht gáeth

Title (translation, English Translation): Description of Winter and Memory of the Past

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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.

Extent: 879 words

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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: G400051

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. Chatsworth, Book of Lismore, 3223c.
  2. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud 610, 129v.
  3. Killiney, Co Dublin, Dún Mhuire Franciscan Library, MS of Acallam na Senórach, 46 col. 2.
  4. Oxford, Bodleian Library, B 487, 35v.


  1. S. H. O'Grady, Silva Gadelica (London 1892). 2 vols., p. 172.
  2. Whitley Stokes, Acallamh na Senórach, Irische Texte, 4th series, vol. 1 (Leipzig 1900) p. 100.

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‘Description of Winter and Memory of the Past’ (1956). In: Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century‍. Ed. by Gerard Murphy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 154.

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  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
  title 	 = {Description of Winter and Memory of the Past},
  booktitle 	 = {Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century},
  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
  address 	 = {Oxford},
  publisher 	 = {Clarendon Press},
  date 	 = {1956},
  pages 	 = {154}


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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)
  • The subtitle is in English. (en)

Keywords: poetry; medieval; nature; Fíana; Caílte

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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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