Cnucha Cnoc os cionn Life ‘Cnucha, a hill over/above the Life (Liffey)’

  • Late Middle Irish
  • Cycles of the Kings
Irish poem which has come down as a shorter version (6 st.) in Dinnshenchas Érenn dealing with the origin of the place-name Cnucha. A considerably longer one (64 st.) is attributed to Caílte in Agallamh bheag. Here the first 7 stanzas contain much overlap with the shorter version but then continues at some length with the kings of Ireland, with Finn and with Caílte’s present.
  • Late Middle Irish
  • late Middle Irish


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
id. 80


Túathal Techtmar
Túathal Techtmar
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Finn mac Cumaill
Finn mac Cumaill (Find úa Báiscni)
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle, Finn mac Cumaill, Cormac mac Airt)
Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían

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[ed.] [tr.] Power, Maura [ed. and tr.], “Cnucha Cnoc os cionn Life”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 11 (1917): 39–55.
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