Texts

verse beg. A maccucáin, sruith in tíag

  • Old Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Initial words (verse)
  • A maccucáin, sruith in tíag
“Young lad, venerable is the satchel”
Author
Ascribed to: AdomnánAdomnán
(fl. c.628–704)
Adomnán mac Rónáin was abbot of Iona (r. 679–704) and author of the Latin Life of St Columba and an account of the holy places of the Near East (De locis sanctis). He is credited with the proclamation of the Lex innocentium or Cáin Adomnáin at the Synod of Birr.
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Language
  • Old Irish
Form
verse (primary)

Classification

Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry
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Keywords

RelicsRelics
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BooksBooks
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SaintsSaints
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SatchelsSatchels
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ChristChrist
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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.] Carney, James P., “A maccucáin, sruith in tíag”, Celtica 15 (1983): 25–41.
[ed.] [tr.] Gwynn, Lucius, “The reliquary of Adamnán”, Archivium Hibernicum 4 (1915): 199–214.
Based on Harleian 5280, with variants from

Secondary sources (select)

Carney, James P., “The dating of early Irish verse texts, 500–1100”, Éigse 19 (1982–1983): 177–216.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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April 2014, last updated: August 2021