CELT document G400076

Ein Spruch Adamnans

Witness list

  • L: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 610 = Leabhar na Rátha [1453–1454], f. 112vc, line 20ff.
  • Lism: Chatsworth (Derbyshire), Book of Lismore [s. xv], f. 185 (143)va, line 19ff.
  • G: Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 G 25 (258) [s. xix], p. 112.

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Edited by Kuno Meyer

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    Ein Spruch Adamnans

    Adamnán cecinit.

  1. Trí cémenn 1 cindti do chách
    is ferr cingfes nech co bráth: 2
    céim torroma 3 lobair lis,
    céim d'ailithri, céim d'eclais.
  2. Mad daris co céle nDé,
    longaid, lúassaid imma-lle,
    in ba 4 maith la cách do-gné
    isind aracul 5 i mbé.
  3. Mairg bís ar sligid 6 báeguil
    is mairg ailter cen ríagail,
    mithig anad do báesaib,
    nocha n-iar n-áesaib tíagair 7.

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Title (uniform): Ein Spruch Adamnans

Title (firstline): Trí cémenn cindti do chách

Editor: Kuno Meyer

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Electronic edition contributed by: Dennis Groenewegen

Funded by: University College, Cork, School of History

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1. First draft.

Extent: 636 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: 2014

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

CELT document ID: G400076

Availability: Available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of academic research and teaching only.

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Manuscript Source

  1. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 610 = Leabhar na Rátha [1453–1454], f. 112vc, line 20ff; 3 quatrains.
  2. Chatsworth (Derbyshire), Book of Lismore [s. xv], f. 185 (143) va, line 19ff, beginning: 'Tri ceimeann cindti do chach', 3 quatrains. Digital manuscript images are available on ISOS (www.isos.dias.ie).
  3. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 G 25 (258) [s. xix], p. 112.
  4. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 C 19 (726) [s. xix], p. 132.

Internet availability of Meyer's annotated edition

  • See http://www.ucc.ie/academic/smg/CDI/PDFs_textarchive/Meyer_Neue_Mitteilungen_ACL3.pdf

Information on Kuno Meyer and his works

  1. See http://mujweb.cz/enelen/km.htm
  2. See also the bibliographic resources on http://www.vanhamel.nl/wiki/Meyer_1907a4
  3. See also http://www.ucc.ie/celt/meyer.html

The edition used in the digital edition

‘Neue Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Ein Spruch Adamnans [Trí cémenn cindti do chách]’ (1907). In: Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie‍ 1. Ed. by Kuno Meyer, p. 215.

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  editor 	 = {Kuno Meyer},
  title 	 = {Neue Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Ein Spruch Adamnans [Trí cémenn cindti do chách]},
  journal 	 = {Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie},
  number 	 = {3},
  number 	 = {1},
  address 	 = {Halle a. d. Saale},
  publisher 	 = {Max Niemeyer},
  date 	 = {1907},
  pages 	 = {215}


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Creation: Ascribed to Adamnán (Adomnán) of Iona Old Irish period.

Language usage

  • The text is in Old Irish. (ga)
  • The supplied title is in German. (de)

Keywords: poetry; medieval; religious; Adamnán

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  1. 2014-07-28: Header created using details available at the Van Hamel Stichting website. File proofed (2); file parsed; SGML and HTML files created. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  2. 2014-07-25: Donated a proofed and encoded XML version of the file to CELT. (ed. Dennis Groenewegen, Stichting A. G. van Hamel)

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