verse beg. Aithne damh homa re haei

  • Early Modern Irish
  • verse

Early Modern Irish poem (10 stt) written in the obscure style known as bérla na filed. The earliest version survives as the first of three such poems at the end of a legal manuscript (part of TCD 1337), where it is accompanied by an interlinear gloss.

First words (verse)
  • Aithne damh homa re haei
p. 210
beg. ‘Aithne damh homa re haei’
10 stt., with interlinear gloss.
Maynooth, Russell Library, MS R 70
beg. ‘Aithnidh dhomh homo re haoi’
10 stt, with interlinear gloss. Modernised version.
  • Early Modern Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 10 stt.



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.] Meyer, Kuno, “Three poems in bérla na filed”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 5 (1905): 482–494.  
comments: Three poems from TCD MS 1337, pp. 210-213: (1) ‘Aithne damh homa re hæi’; (2) ‘Fe mo ese ol atú’; (3) ‘Sliocht sceo mo risi fa rūn’.
Internet Archive: <link>
TCD 1337. Edition with glossary,
[ed.] [tr.] Henebry, Richard, “The Renehan ‘Air’”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901): 377–382.
Internet Archive: <link>
Edition of the version in the Renehan MS.

Secondary sources (select)

Carey, John, “Obscure styles in medieval Ireland”, Mediaevalia 19 (1996): 23–39.
Dennis Groenewegen
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