Deirbhshiúr glossary
verse beg. Deirbhshiúr don eagna an éigsi

  • Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Irish glossaries, Glossary
Metrical Irish glossary, which deals with c.193 head-words in the course of over 6o qq.
First words (verse)
  • Deirbhshiúr don eagna an éigsi
“Poetry is sister to wisdom”
L =
p. 9ff
A copy with corrections by Peter O'Connell.
p. 52ff
Another copy with corrections by Peter O'Connell. 62 qq.
Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 433
to be confirmed
  • Early Modern Irish
  • ?
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 62
i.e. in the edition by Stokes.
Textual relationships
This text and another metrical glossary with which it is often associated in the manuscripts (e.g. RIA 23 L 21 and TCD 1307) are listed among the sources used in the compilation of O’Clery’s glossary.
Related: Lecan glossaryLecan glossary

A glossary, or group of glossaries, that is probably best represented by a copy in the Book of Lecan. Unlike Sanas Cormaic or O'Davoren's glossary, which tend to comment on the terms under consideration, it usually provides single words to gloss difficult words. Notable exceptions include §§ 203-222.

O’Clery’s glossary (Foclóir na Sanasán Nua)O’Clery’s glossary (Foclóir na Sanasán Nua)

An Irish glossary compiled by Mícheál Ó Cléirigh. who dedicated it to Baothghalach Mac Aodhagáin.


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[ed.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “On the metrical glossaries of the mediaeval Irish”, Beiträge zur Kunde der indogermanischen Sprachen 29 (1893): 1–120.
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[ed.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “On the metrical glossaries of the mediaeval Irish”, Transactions of the Philological Society 22 (1891–4, 1894): 1–103.
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Edition (pp. 22–31), with introduction and glossary/notes
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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