Texts

verse beg. A bráthair, ma dia seichi for iris

  • Early Irish
  • verse
Two quatrains of an early Irish poem concerning Áed Dub mac Colmáin, abbot of Kildare. They are preserved as quotations in an Irish genealogical tract in LL.
Initial words (verse)
  • A bráthair, ma dia seichi for iris
Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
2

Classification

Subjects

Áed Dub mac ColmáinÁed Dub mac Colmáin
(d. 639)
Áed of Kildare
King of Leinster and later, bishop of Kildare.
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Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno, “Aed Dub mac Colmáin, Bishop-Abbot of Kildare”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 9 (1913): 458–460.
Internet Archive: <link>
459–460
[dipl. ed.] O'Sullivan, Anne [ed.], The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 6, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1983. xv + pp. 1327-1708.
CELT – pp. 1327–1595 (excl. pp. 1596–1708): <link>
1356 LL version.

Secondary sources (select)

Bhreathnach, Edel, “Perceptions of kingship in early medieval Irish vernacular literature”, in: Doran, Linda, and James Lyttleton (eds.), Lordship in medieval Ireland: image and reality, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007. 21–46.
38
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Ireland, 400–800”, in: Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí [ed.], A new history of Ireland, vol. 1: Prehistoric and early Ireland, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 182–234.
198
Byrne, F. J., Irish kings and high-kings, 2nd ed. (1973), Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001.
152–153
Williams, N. J. A., “Pig-beans and goose-killers”, in: Mac Mathúna, Séamus, and Ailbhe Ó Corráin (eds.), Miscellanea Celtica in memoriam Heinrich Wagner, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Celtica Upsaliensia 2, Uppsala: Uppsala Universitet, 1997. 149–157.
151 On the use of gafann ‘henbane’.
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