verse beg. A mo Choimdiu nél

  • Early Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Poem (70 qq) ascribed to one Fíngen mac Flainn (9th century?), in which the speaker threatens the Fir Arddae with satire if they do grant him his dues.
First words (verse)
  • A mo Choimdiu nél
Ascribed to: Fíngen mac FlainnFíngen mac Flainn
(fl. 9th century (?))
early Irish poet to whom is ascribed a threat of satire (a tréfhocal fócrai, beg. A mo Choimdiu nél) to the Fir Arddae; said to be a pupil to one Dubdhartach.
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The ascription also occurs in MSS L and M.
H =
pp. 35 (line 21)–37 (line 36)
Complete text
E =
London, British Library, MS Egerton 175
f. 5a
Transcript from the former, by Edward O'Reillly
Cited passages:
B =
f. 168va (lines 47–50)
§§ 1-2 only (Mittelirische Verslehren)
  • Early Irish
See Howard Meroney, ‘Studies in early Irish satire’, Journal of Celtic Studies 2 (1958): 62–63.
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 70


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry



Fir ArddaeFir Arddae
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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.] Meroney, Howard, “Studies in early Irish satire [3. Tréfhocal fócrai]”, Journal of Celtic Studies 2:1 (1958): 59–130.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Fingen mac Flainn’s Gedicht auf die Fir Arddae”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 3 (1907): 291–301.
CELT – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF (all of vol. 3): <link>
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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