CELT document L400002

Hymnum S. Cú Chuimne in laudem S. Mariae

Witness list

  • A: Karlsruhe, Landesbibliothek, MS Augiensis CCXXI (saec. viii)
  • B: Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, MS A. VII.3 (saec. ix)
  • C: Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1441 (olim E. 4. 2) (saec. xi)
  • D: Killiney, Co Dublin, Franciscan Library at Dún Mhuire, MS A 2

Hymnum S. Cú Chuimne in laudem S. Mariae

Cantemus in omni die concinnantes uarie

Cú Chuimne Sapiens

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    Cantemus in omni die concinnantes uarie
    conclamantes Deo dignum ymnum Sancte Marie .
    Bis per chorum hinc et inde conlaudemus Mariam
    ut uox pulset omnem aurem per laudem uicariam.
    Maria de tribu Iuda Summi mater Domini
    oportunam dedit curam egrotanti homini.
    Gabriel aduexit Verbum sinu prius Paterno
    quod conceptum et susceptum in utero materno.
    Hec est summa, hec est sancta uirgo uenerabilis,
    que ex fide non recessit sed exstetit stabilis.
    Huic matri nec inuenta ante nec post similis
    nec de prole fuit plane humane originis.
    Per mulierem et lignum mundus prius periit;
    per mulieris uirtutem ad salutem rediit.
    Maria mater miranda Patrem suum edidit
    per quem aqua late lotus totus mundus credidit.
    Hec concepit margaritam — non sunt uana somnia —
    pro qua sani Christiani uendunt sua omnia.
    Tunicam per totum textam Christi mater fecerat
    que peracta Christi morte sorte statim steterat.
    Induamus arma lucis loricam et galiam
    ut simus Deo perfecti suscepti per Mariam.
    Amen Amen adiuramus merita puerpere
    ut non possit flamma pire nos dire decerpere.
    Christi nomen inuocamus angelis sub testibus
    ut fruamur et scribamur litteris celestibus .
    Sancte Marie meritum
    imploramus dignissimum.
    ut mereamur solium
    habitare altissimum.

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Title (uniform): Hymnum S. Cú Chuimne in laudem S. Mariae

Author: Cú Chuimne Sapiens

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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.

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Proof corrections by: Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Extent: 1455 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: 2011

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

CELT document ID: L400002

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

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Manuscript sources

  1. A. Karlsruhe, Landesbibliothek, MS Augiensis CCXXI (saec. viii).
  2. B. Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, MS A. VII.3 (saec. ix).
  3. C. Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1441 (olim E. 4. 2) (saec. xi).
  4. D. UCD, OFM-A 2 (olim Killiney, Co Dublin, Franciscan Library at Dún Mhuire, MS A 2).

Editions and Translations

  1. J. H. Bernard and Robert Atkinson (ed), The Irish Liber Hymnorum i, Henry Bradshaw Society 13 (London 1898) 33–34; the praefatio and glosses in Irish and Latin from MSS C and D, printed in this edition, pp 32–34, and translated in J. H. Bernard and Robert Atkinson (ed), The Irish Liber Hymnorum ii, Henry Bradshaw Society 14 (London 1898) 17 (praefatio only) are not re-produced in this electronic edition.
  2. Clemens Blume (ed), Hymnodia Hiberno-Celtica saeculi V.–IX in Analecta Hymnica 51, pars altera (Leipzig 1908) no. 233, pp 305–06. It is in Patrologia Latina Supplementum iv, 2081.
  3. David R. Howlett, Five experiments in textual reconstruction and analysis IV. Cú Chuimne's Hymn, Cantemus in omni die in Peritia 9 (1995) 19–30. [Translation on pp 26–27.]

Sources, comment on the texts, and secondary literature

  1. E. Coccia, La cultura irlandese precarolingia: miracolo o mito?, Studi medievali, ser. terza, 8 (1967) pp 297–98 (practically worthless).
  2. David R. Howlett. op. cit. (fundamental).
  3. J. F. Kenney, Sources for the early history of Ireland: ecclesiastical (Columbia 1929), item 98, pp 269–70.

The edition used in the digital edition

‘Five experiments in textual reconstruction and analysis IV. Cú Chuimne’s Hymn, Cantemus in omni die’ (1995). In: Peritia‍ 9. Ed. by Donnchadh Ó Corráin, pp. 19–30.

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  date 	 = {1995},
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Creation: By Cú Chuimne sapiens, a monastic scholar of Iona. c.700–747

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  • The text is in Latin. (la)
  • Some German in witness list in front matter. (de)
  • Some English in witness list in front matter. (en)

Keywords: religious; poetry; medieval; hymn

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  1. 2011-01-26: Conversion script run; new wordcount made. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  2. 2008-09-03: Keywords added; file validated. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
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  4. 2005-08-25: Normalised language codes and edited langUsage for XML conversion (ed. Julianne Nyhan)
  5. 2005-08-04T16:17:42+0100: Converted to XML (ed. Peter Flynn)
  6. 1997-09-16: Header modified; file parsed using SGMLS. (ed. Margaret Lantry)
  7. 1997-09-05: Header re-structured; text parsed using SGMLS. (ed. Margaret Lantry)
  8. 1996-03-28: Text parsed using SGMLS. (ed. Mavis Cournane)
  9. 1996-03: Citations of the author's MSS variants added and checked. Lineation checked and verified. TEI.2 header created. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)
  10. 1996-01-03: Text captured from the editor's digital version. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)
  11. 1995-03-07: Structural mark-up added and proper names tagged. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)

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