verse beg. Adram in Coimdid

  • Old Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry

Old Irish quatrain preserved as a citation in the compilation Mittelirischen Verslehren II, here as an example of breccbairdne.

First words (verse)
  • Adram in Coimdid
  • Old Irish
"may be as early as the ninth century" (Murphy)
verse (primary)
  • brecc-bairdne (5²+6²+5²+6²)


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


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.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Anonymous: The Lord of Creation”, in: Gerard Murphy [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 4–5, 174.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], “Mittelirische Verslehren”, in: Ernst Windisch, and Whitley Stokes [eds.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 3, Leipzig, 1891. 1–182.  
comments: An index of verse metries and initial lines of verse is provided at the end of this contribution.
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