verse beg. A Bé Find in rega lim

  • Late Old Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Early Irish lyrics
Early Irish syllabic poem (7 qq) in which the speaker encourages Bé Find to join him in the delightful Otherworld. It is preserved in the third part of Tochmarc Étaíne, where the poem is attributed to Midir as he woos Étaín, addressing her as Bé Find.
First words (verse)
  • A Bé Find in rega lim
“Fair lady, will you go with me?”
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Late Old Irish
  • late Old Irish
late 9th century (Murphy)
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Early Irish lyricsEarly Irish lyrics


Bé FindBé Find
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[ed.] [tr.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Anonymous: Fair lady, will you go with me?”, in: Gerard Murphy [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 104–107, 220–222.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Bergin, Osborn, and R. I. Best [ed. and tr.], “Tochmarc Étaíne”, Ériu 12 (1934–1938): 137–196.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link>
See Tochmarc Étaíne for further editions and translations
Dennis Groenewegen
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April 2012, last updated: April 2020