Texts

Imchlód aingel
verse beg. Aingeal Dé dom dhín

  • Irish
  • verse

Irish poem of prayer for protection (30 qq). According to the editor, O’Nowlan, qq. 1–19 represent the original extent of the poem, ending as it does with a dúnad, while the remainder (beg. Dá apstol déc Dé) is an invocation that was added to the text.

Title
Imchlód aingel

The title Imchlód aingel occurs uniquely in the Leabhar Breac copy. That in Laud Misc. 615 is headed Mainner na naomh o Colum Cille.

First words (verse)
  • Aingeal Dé dom dhín
Manuscripts
Language
  • Irish
Form
verse (primary)
Metre
  • leth-rannaigecht mór, or dechnad mbec (5¹+5¹+5¹+5¹)
Number of stanzas
30 qq.
Textual relationships
Related: Gabriel lim i nDomhnaighibhGabriel lim i nDomhnaighibh

An early Irish metrical prayer (8 st.) seeking the protection and support of the archangels, one for each day of the week.

Classification

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.] OʼNowlan, Thomas P., “Imchlód aingel”, in: Osborn Bergin, and Carl Marstrander (eds), Miscellany presented to Kuno Meyer, Halle: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1912. 253–257, 487.
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Text based on the version in LB, with variants from other MSS in the footnotes.
Translation wanted