Texts

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
Author
Ascribed to: Senchán TorpéistSenchán 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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Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Irish
Form
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.

Classification

Subjects

Éogan Mór mac AilellaÉogan Mór mac Ailella
Éogan Mór, Éogan mac Ailella
(time-frame ass. with Éogan Mór mac Ailella)
Eponymous ancestor of the Éoganachta of Munster; son of Ailill Ólomm, king of Munster
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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.] 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.