verse beg. Cúghaire dochúalammar

  • Irish
  • verse
Minor Irish poem (3 qq) attributed to Colum Cille.
First words (verse)
  • Cúghaire dochúalammar
Ascribed to: Colum CilleColum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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  • Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 615 = Saltair Choluim Chille [s. xvi1]
    p. 129.10–15heading: ‘Coluim Cille cecinit ista carmina inferiora’beginning: ‘Cughaire do chualamur / la caei Leitrech Branghaili’

    3 qq. Foll. by note: Coluim Cidli dochan na tri raind si ac closs na cuach. ⁊ e ac denamh a trath a nDaire Bhranghaili ar bord Dúrmhaighe ⁊ do fhac facbhala ac gach duini noghebhadh ac cloistecht na cuach gacha blladhna, comadh coimghe onchinn bliadna go cheli.

  • Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
3 qq.



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.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Colum Cille .cc. ista carmina inferiora”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 396.
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