CELT document G400108

Wer einen Priester schmäht, fährt zur Hölle

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Edited by Kuno Meyer

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    Wer einen Priester schmäht, fährt zur Hölle


    Colum Cille cecinit.

  1. Mairg duine cāines clēirech
    i n-am brēithre Dē d'ēistecht,
    nī hē in clēirech cāinter ann,
    acht mac Muire na mōrchell.
  2. Mairg dobeir guth ar ̇fer ngrāid
    bīs i n-inad Chrīst comlāin,
    cid fīr, cid brēg canter ann,
    isī a lūaigidecht iffern.
  3. Sacart cemad garb a guth
    amail bīs salchar re sruth,
    acht co nderna sē a thrātha,
    folcaid uile a anbfātha.
  4. Gab do lāim
    cen tabairt ngotha ar fer ngrāid,
    ce dogēnad rit cach olc,
    lēic don churp bīs ina lāim.
  5. Sacart glan,
    a Dē, curab cara dam!
    beirid a aiffrend, 's nī brēc,
    dechenbur 's nōi cēt ar nem.
  6. Sacart baistfes tū 'ma-le,
    nā cāin ē asa haithle!
    don bēl adeir ris is mairg,
    's do mac, a mic, is romairg.

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Title (uniform): Wer einen Priester schmäht, fährt zur Hölle

Title (firstline): Mairg duine cāines clēirech

Editor: Kuno Meyer

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Electronic edition compiled by: Beatrix Färber

Funded by: University College, Cork, School of History

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1. First draft.

Extent: 640 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: G400108

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

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Manuscript Source

  • Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud 615, p. 118. For details see Brian Ó Cuív (ed.), Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford College Libraries; 2 vols. (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2001–2003).

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

  • See http://mujweb.cz/enelen/km.htm

The edition used in the digital edition

‘Wer einen Priester schmäht, fährt zur Hölle [Mairg duine cāines clēirech]’ (1907). In: Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie‍ 3. Ed. by Kuno Meyer, p. 222.

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  editor 	 = {Kuno Meyer},
  title 	 = {Wer einen Priester schmäht, fährt zur Hölle [Mairg duine cāines clēirech]},
  journal 	 = {Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie},
  number 	 = {3},
  address 	 = {Halle a. d. Saale},
  publisher 	 = {Max Niemeyer},
  date 	 = {1907},
  pages 	 = {222}


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Correction: Text has been checked and proof-read twice.

Normalization: The electronic text represents the edited text on p 222. In Meyer's edition, the acute accent and the macron are used to mark long vowels. Editorial corrections and expansions are marked. Hyphenation and word separation have been brought in line with CELT practice.

Quotation: There are no quotations.

Hyphenation: Soft hyphens are silently removed. When a hyphenated word (hard or soft) crosses a page-break, this break is marked after completion of the hyphenated word.

Segmentation: div0= the poem. Page-breaks are marked pb n=""; manuscript foliation is marked mls unit="ms folio" and numbered.

Interpretation: Names are not tagged, nor are terms for cultural and social roles.

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Creation: By an unknown Irish monastic author. Old Irish period.

Language usage

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

Keywords: poetry; medieval; observance of religious norms

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  1. 2014-08-06: SGML and HTML files created. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  2. 2014-08-05: Poem converted to XML; header created. File proofed (2), corrections encoded. File parsed. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  3. 1996: First proofing; structural markup added. (ed. Vibeke Dijkman)
  4. 1996: Text scanned in. (text capture Students at the CURIA project)

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