Ba mol Midend midlaige‘It was the prophetic utterance of Midend the fool’
verse beg. Ba mol Midend midlaige

  • Old Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Ulster Cycle
Genealogical poem on the mythological Ulster origins of the Corcu Óchae of west Limerick, including their descent from the Ulster Cycle character Dubthach Dóel Ulad.
Initial words (verse)
  • Ba mol Midend midlaige
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Ascribed to: Luccreth moccu ChíaraLuccreth moccu Chíara
(fl. 7th century)
early Irish poet
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  • Old Irish
7th century
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Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Ulster Cycle
Ulster Cycle
id. 1797


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 [ed.], “The Laud genealogies and tribal histories”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 291–338.
CELT – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “Prosopographical analysis of Táin bó Cuailnge in a historical setting”, in: Tristram, Hildegard L. C. [ed.], New methods in the research of epic / Neue Methoden der Epenforschung, ScriptOralia 107, Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1998. 153–159.
Carney, James P., “Three Old Irish accentual poems”, Ériu 22 (1971): 23–80.
Dennis Groenewegen, Patrick Brown
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