verse beg. Apair ri síl nEógain Móir

  • Early Irish
  • verse
Early Irish poem on the descendants of Éogan Mór, attributed in one version to Senchán Torpéist.
First words (verse)
  • Apair ri síl nEógain Móir
Ascribed to: Senchán Torpéist
Senchán Torpéist
(fl. 6th–7th century)
Irish poet associated with Gúaire Aidne, king of Connacht; popular figure in Irish literary tradition, notably as one credited for having retrieved the Táin and, especially in Tromdám Gúaire, as the leader of a band of poets seeking to test the limits of Gúaire’s hospitality.

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p. 146a
beg. ‘APair ri sil nEogain Móir’
17 qq.
ff. 73vb.5–vb.i, 75ra.1–16
rubric: ‘Senchan Torpeist cecinit so sis’
beg. ‘Abbair fri sil nEogain Moir’
17 qq.
  • Early Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 17 qq.
Textual relationships
Related: Clann Ailella Oluim uillClann Ailella Oluim uillEarly Irish poem (8 qq) on the descendants of Ailill Ólom, king of Munster.



Éogan MórÉogan Mór
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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.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. OʼBrien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 3, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1957. xxi + pp. 471-760.
CELT – pp. 471-638 and 663: <link>
594–596 Version in LL.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Senchan Torpēist cecinit”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 378–379.
Internet Archive: <link>
Version in Laud 610, collated with LL.
Dennis Groenewegen
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