Patricius an seinen ausgefallenen Zahn
verse beg. A fhir há / focus mennatan i mbá

  • Irish
  • verse
Irish religious poem (between 3 and 5 qq). In at least two witnesses, it is attributed to Saint Patrick in the context of an anecdote about his loss of a tooth.
First words (verse)
  • A fhir há / focus mennatan i mbá
Ascribed to: Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick
(fl. 5th century)
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p. 353d
rubric: ‘Oenfhiacal immorro la Patric [...] ut Patricius dixit’
beg. ‘A fhir á / facus mennutan i m-bá’
3 qq, here followed by a quatrain (of a new poem?) beg. Saegul Mo Chaemóc Leith, after which the MS becomes illegible. In line with his reading in Rawl. B 512 (below), Stokes gives macnutan rather than mennutan.
f. 16vb
rubric: ‘Is annsin rogab Patraic inrand’
beg. ‘A fhir há / ocus mennutan immbá’
context: Bethu Phátraic
Note that Stokes expands the m with suspension stroke as macc rather than men.
f. 74ra.19–30
beg. ‘A fhir há / focus mennatan i mbá’
Version without narrative context or attribution to Patrick.
  • Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 5 qq.



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.] Ó Riain, Pádraig [ed.], Corpus genealogiarum sanctorum Hiberniae, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1985.
2 Book of Leinster version.
[dipl. ed.] OʼSullivan, 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>
1584–1585 Book of Leinster version.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Patricius an seinen ausgefallenen Zahn”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 41.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Version in the Laud MS.
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, The tripartite Life of Patrick: with other documents relating to that saint, 2 vols, vol. 1, Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, 89.1, London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1887.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
140–141 Edition and English translation of the version in Rawl. B 512, with the text from LL given in a footnote.
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