CELT document G400053

Scél lem dúib

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    Scél lem dúib

    Summer has gone

    Ut dixit Finn úa Baíscni

  1. Scél lem dúib:
    dordaid dam;
    snigid gaim;
    ro fáith sam.
  2. Gáeth ard úar;
    ísel grían;
    gair a r-rith;
    ruirthech rían;
  3. Rorúad rath;
    ro cleth cruth;
    ro gab gnáth
    giugrann guth.
  4. Ro gab úacht
    etti én;
    aigre ré;
    é mo scél.

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Title (uniform): Scél lem dúib

Title (translation, English Translation): Summer has gone

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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: 865 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: G400053

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 1229, 11b (olim 23 E 25 olim Lebor na hUidre, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 27, 3367). (U).
  2. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B 502, f 58r col. 1 line 13 (R).
  3. Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1441, f. 27r (olim E. 4. 2).
  4. Dublin, Trinity College MS 1318, col. 694 l. 8 (olim H. 2. 16 olim Yellow Book of Lecan).


  1. O. J. Bergin, R. I. Best, Leabhar na Huidre (1929) 849-865.
  2. J. H. Bernard, Robert Atkinson, Liber Hymnorum, vol. 1 (London 1898) 174.
  3. Whitley Stokes, The Bodleian Amra Choluimb Chille, Revue celtique 20 (1899) 258.
  4. Heinrich Zimmer, [Text from Lebar na hUidre 11 b], (Göttingische Gelehrte Anzeigen (1887) p. 186).


  1. K. Jackson, Studies in early Celtic nature poetry (Cambridge 1935) 26.
  2. Kuno Meyer, [Scél lem dúib], Four Old Irish Songs of Summer and Winter (London 1903) 15.
  3. Kuno Meyer, Selections from Ancient Irish Poetry (London 1911) 56.

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‘Summer has gone’ (1956). In: Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century‍. Ed. by Gerard Murphy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 160.

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  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
  title 	 = {Summer has gone},
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  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
  address 	 = {Oxford},
  publisher 	 = {Clarendon Press},
  date 	 = {1956},
  pages 	 = {160}


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Creation: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria c.800–1000

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  • The text is in Old Irish. (ga)
  • One phrase is in Latin. (la)
  • The subtitle is in English. (en)

Keywords: poetry; medieval; nature; Fianna; Finn cycle

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  3. 2008-07-30: Keywords added. (ed. Ruth Murphy)
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  6. 1997-09-05: Header created; text parsed using SGMLS. (ed. Margaret Lantry)
  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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