CELT document G402271

Ná bí dom buaidhreadh, a bhean


Edited by Thomas F. O'Rahilly

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  1. Ná bí dom buaidhreadh, a bhean,
    cuiream d'aontaoibh ar n-aigneadh,
    tú mo chéile i gClár na bhFionn,
    lámh tar a chéile cuiream.
  2.  p.25
  3. Cuir an béal ar snuadh na subh
    rem béal, a chneas mar chubhar;
    sín an ghéag chneasaolta chorr
    tar mhéad th'easaonta oram.
  4. Ná bí níos foide, a shéimh sheang,
    gan bheith tairise im thimcheall;
    leig id chuilt, a mhínsheang, mé,
    síneam ar gcuirp re chéile.
  5. Mar do thréigeas, a thaobh slim,
    ortsa gach aoinbhean d'Éirinn,
    a dhéineamh más éidir ann,
    tréigidh gach éinfhear oram.
  6. Mar do dháileas dod dhéad gheal
    an toil nách éidir d'áireamh,
    cóir a dháil damhsa mar so,
    bhar n-annsa, sa cháil chéadna.

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Title (uniform): Ná bí dom buaidhreadh, a bhean

Title (firstline): Ná bí dom buaidhreadh, a bhean

Author: unknown

Editor: Thomas F. O'Rahilly

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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: 655 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: 2015

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

CELT document ID: G402271

Availability: Available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of academic research and teaching only. The text is reproduced with the kind permission of the estate of Thomas F. O'Rahilly.

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Manuscript sources

  1. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1381 (olim H. 5. 9) written by T. O'Reilly 1684.
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 888 (olim 12 F 8) O'Curry transcript of RIA 5.
  3. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 5 (olim 23 D 4) 17th century, Munster.
  4. Castlerea (Co. Roscommon), Clonalis House, Book of the O'Conor Don, 1631 (index).
  5. Dublin, National Library of Ireland, G 140 M. Troy and R. Tipper 1724-40.


  • Thomas F. O'Rahilly, Dánta Grádha: an anthology of Irish love poetry (A.D.1350-1750), second edition (Cork 1926).

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‘Ná bí dom buaidhreadh, a bhean’ (1926). In: Dánta Grádha‍. Ed. by Thomas F. O’Rahilly. Cork: Cork University Press, pp. 24–25.

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  title 	 = {Ná bí dom buaidhreadh, a bhean},
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  date 	 = {1926},
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Creation: By an unknown bardic poet. This poem has not been dated. 1200–1625

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  • The text is in Classical Modern Irish. (ga)

Keywords: bardic; poetry; love

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  1. 2015-05-12: Header created; file proofed (1) and encoded, parsed and validated, SGML and HTML versions created. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  2. 1998: Text captured by scanning. (ed. Students at the CELT project)

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