CELT document L400003

Adelphus adelpha mater

Witness list

  • Ca: Cambridge, University Library, MS Gg. 5.35, folio 420a-b, saec. XI med., from St Augustine's, Canterbury
  • S: Saint-Omer, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 666, folio 43–rv, saec. X, from Saint Bertin

Saint-Omer Hymn

Adelphus adelpha mater

Unknown author

Whole text

  1. Adelphus adelpha mater
    alle huius thugater
    dedranti thanataliter
  2. Blepomen agialos
    nicatos dodrantibus
    sic mundi et uitam huius
  3. Calesomen Dominum
    uti det boulen suum
    nobisque auxilium
  4. Didaxon sapiture
    touto biblion acute
    non debes reticere
  5. Eqonomicum expensum
    habemus apud Deum
    si autou metamus auctum
  6. Fallax est uita mundi
    decidit ut flos feni
    permanet regnum Dei
  7. Gibro praxon agathon
    deuita athemiton
    ut sis fretus in Sion
  8. Hupage de auido
    habita in Qurii nomo
    ut sis heres in Papho
  9. Index demus est Dei
    qui semper seruiens ei
    erit in sceptro poli
  10. Kallistratus mantiae
    in martirio tempore
    deficit ut uiolae
  11. Lamach est limne adou
    ubi amartus amentu
    dusmi ictatur in luctu
  12. Mittes hunc tete ad bethen
    postquam transit in ten gen
    soma aporesomen
  13. Nuktalgicus est gibra
    et ophthalmus ut talpa
    non agens Dei mandata
  14. Olla Adonai Abba
    Galileos in anctera
    bellantes defendit pelta
  15. Phile poeson opera
    quae Deo fuerint placita
    ut sis Laisae incola
  16. Qurius anomias ou
    apolit agion autou
    soson me o theus mou
  17. Rachas est gibro merus
    agonitheta phronimus
    qui sine labe sit iustus
  18. Sarxa nostra alitur
    kalis postea agitur
    malis luibus moritur
  19. Thaumazo in mente mea
    me pos idon in terra
    anthropon sine macula
  20. Vonite proton amomum
    asarum nitentem ad bamum
    agia pax et amen secum
  21. Xenodochium presules
    breue in te ge habentes
    acarpam aggam agentes
  22. Yta Abba poterion
    suscepit periranton
    pro redemptione anthropon

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Title (uniform): Adelphus adelpha mater

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Electronic edition compiled by: Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by: University College, Cork and Professor Marianne McDonald via the CURIA Project.

Edition statement

2. Second draft.

Responsibility statement

Proof corrections by: Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Extent: 1335 words; 66 lines; 500 syllables;

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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: L400003

Availability: The printed edition on which this electronic version is based is copyright by Brepols SA. It is here used by kind permission of the publishers.Available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of academic research and teaching only.

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Manuscript sources

  1. Cambridge, University Library, MS Gg. 5.35, folio 420a–b, saec. XI med., from St Augustine's, Canterbury.
  2. Saint-Omer, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 666, folio 43–rv, saec. X, from Saint Bertin.


  1. Author: Bethmann


    Title (): Zeitschrift f¨r deutsches Althertum


    Date: 1845

    <biblScope type="page" TEIform="biblScope">206</biblScope> ff.
  2. Author: J. M. Stowasser


    Title (): De quarto quodam Scoticae latinitatis specimine


    Title (): F¨nfzehnter Jahresbericht ¨ber das k. k. Franz-Josef-Gymnasium

    <pubPlace TEIform="pubPlace">Vienna</pubPlace>

    Date: 1889

  3. Author: Rudolf Thurneysen


    Title (): Glosses bretonnes


    Title (): Revue Celtique


    Date: 1890

    <biblScope type="page" TEIform="biblScope">85–93</biblScope> [texts of both MSS parallel with commentary on Breton glosses in S].
  4. Author: F.J.H. Jenkinson


    Title (): The Hisperica Famina

    <pubPlace TEIform="pubPlace">Cambridge</pubPlace>

    Date: 1908

    <biblScope type="page" TEIform="biblScope">51–54</biblScope>, repr. in

    Title (): Patrologia Latina Supplementum

    , iv <biblScope TEIform="biblScope">2068</biblScope>.
  5. Author: Michael W. Herren


    Title (): The Hisperica Famina: related poems


    Title (): Studies and texts

    85 <pubPlace TEIform="pubPlace">Toronto</pubPlace>

    Date: 1987

    <biblScope type="page" TEIform="biblScope">104–111</biblScope>.


  1. Author: Herren

    , <ref target="HERR1987" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref">op. cit.</ref>
  2. Author: Howlett

    , <ref target="HOWL1995" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref">op. cit.</ref>

Sources, comment on the text, and secondary literature.

  1. Author: E. Coccia


    Title (): La cultura irlandese precarolingia: miracolo o mito?

    Title (): Studi medievali


    Date: 1967

    ser. terza, <biblScope type="page" TEIform="biblScope">327–28</biblScope> [misleading].
  2. Author: M. W. Herren

    , <ref target="HERR1987" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref">op. cit.</ref> <biblScope type="page" TEIform="biblScope">21–23, 37–39, 42, 54–56, 64–69, 171–91</biblScope> [essential].
  3. Author: D. R. Howlett

    , <ref target="HOWL1995" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref">op. cit.</ref> [fundamental].
  4. Author: J. F. Kenney


    Title (): Sources for the early history of Ireland: ecclesiastical

    <pubPlace TEIform="pubPlace">New York</pubPlace>

    Date: 1929

    , item 86, <biblScope type="page" TEIform="biblScope">258</biblScope>.
  5. Author: Max Manitius


    Title (): Geschichte der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters I

    <pubPlace TEIform="pubPlace">Munich</pubPlace>

    Date: 1911

  6. Author: Rudolf Thurneysen

    , <ref target="THUR1890" targOrder="U" TEIform="ref">op. cit.</ref>
  7. Author: Heinrich Zimmer


    Title (): Nennius Vindicatus

    <pubPlace TEIform="pubPlace">Berlin</pubPlace>

    Date: 1893

    <biblScope type="page" TEIform="biblScope">309–311</biblScope>.

The edition used in the digital text

‘Five experiments in textual reconstruction and analysis; V. Adelphus adelpha mater’ (1995). In: Peritia‍ 9. Ed. by Donnchadh Ó Corráin, pp. 30–48.

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  editor 	 = {D. R. Howlett},
  title 	 = {Five experiments in textual
reconstruction and analysis; V. Adelphus adelpha mater},
  journal 	 = {Peritia},
  editor 	 = {Donnchadh Ó~Corráin},
  address 	 = {Turnhout},
  publisher 	 = {Brepols S.A.},
  number 	 = {9},
  date 	 = {1995},
  pages 	 = {30–48}


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Creation: By a learned Irish cleric. Howlett, op. cit. 48, tentatively suggests Israel Grammaticus, fl. c.947

Language usage

  • Most of the text is in Latin. (la)
  • 77 Greek words in latinised form, of which 9 are hellenized Hebrew. (gr)
  • 17 words in Hebrew, 9 of which are in hellenised form. (iw)
  • Some English in witness list in front matter and in supplied title. (en)

Keywords: religious; poetry; medieval

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(Most recent first)

  1. 2011-01-26: Conversion script run; new wordcount made. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  2. 2008-10-19: Keywords added. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  3. 2008-07-25: Value of div0 "type" attribute modified, content of 'langUsage' checked; minor modifications made to header. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  4. 2005-08-25: Normalised language codes and edited langUsage for XML conversion (ed. Julianne Nyhan)
  5. 2005-08-04T16:17:46+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. 1996-12-15: Bibliographic markup reworked, minor typographic changes to header. Stylesheet created for Panorama. ( Peter Flynn)
  9. 1996-04-01: Text parsed using SGMLS. ( Mavis Cournane)
  10. 1996-03-31: Header created. Lineation checked and verified. ( Donnchadh Ó Corráin)
  11. 1996-01-03: Text captured from the editor's digital version. ( Donnchadh Ó Corráin)
  12. 1995-03-07: Structural mark-up added and proper names tagged. ( Donnchadh Ó Corráin)

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