Dúan in chóicat cest ‘The poem of fifty questions’
verse beg. Iarfaigid lib cóecait cest

  • Middle Irish
  • verse, prose
  • Early Irish poetry
Middle Irish poem (23 quatrains)
First words (verse)
  • Iarfaigid lib cóecait cest
  • Middle Irish
verse, prose (primary)
Number of stanzas: 23


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


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. V. Aus Egerton 1782. Dūan in chōicat cest innso sīs”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 4 (1903): 234–240.
CELT – edition (pages 234–237): <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Edited from Egerton 1782.
[ed.] [tr.] Tristram, Hildegard L. C. [ed.], Sex aetates mundi: die Weltzeitalter bei den Angelsachsen und den Iren. Untersuchungen und Texte, Anglistische Forschungen, 165, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1985.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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