verse beg. Deus meus adiuva me

Ua Brolcháin (Máel Ísu)
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Early Irish poem attributed to Máel Ísu Ua Brolcháin
First words (verse)
  • Deus meus adiuva me
“My God help me”
Máel Ísu Ua BrolcháinUa Brolcháin (Máel Ísu)
(d. (c.) 1086)
Úa Brolcháin (Máel Ísu)
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  • Middle Irish
11th century (Murphy)
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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.] [tr.] Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, Maol Íosa Ó Brolcháin, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1986.
[id. 5.] Edition with modern Irish translation
[ed.] [tr.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Máel Ísu Úa Brolchán: Deus Meus”, in: Gerard Murphy [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 52–55, 196–197.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], On the calendar of Oengus, Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Irish Manuscript Series, 1.1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1880.  

Stokes' first edition of the Félire Óengusso (the second edition was published in 1905). A new version of the preface was published as in 1883.

Internet Archive: <link>
clxxxv Leabhar Breac text.
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