verse beg. Bec innocht lúth mo dá lúa

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Finn Cycle

Poem of four stanzas, attributed to Caílte. It uses a special, learned vocabulary known as bérla na filed.

First words (verse)
  • Bec innocht lúth mo dá lúa
Ascribed to: Caílte mac Rónáin
Caílte mac Rónáin
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle)
or Caílte mac Crundchon meic Rónáin, kinsman of Finn mac Cumaill and a prominent member of his fían; accomplished warrior and hunter; one of the protagonists of Acallam na senórach

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  • Middle Irish
first half of the 12th century (Meyer)
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 4


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Finn Cycle
Finn Cycle
id. 578


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.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “Cáilte cecinit”, Ériu 1 (1904): 72–73.  
Edition, with translation, of the poem beginning Bec innocht lúth mo dá lúa, from LL f. 208a.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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June 2011, last updated: January 2024