Dumfétt Crístt cuntt cumhachtu

  • Old Irish
  • prose
Old Irish prayer attributed to Colum Cille.
First words (prose)
  • Dumfétt Crístt cuntt cumhachta
Ascribed to: Colum Cille
Colum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).

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pp. 115.8–116.4
rubric: ‘Oráció Coluim Cille cecinit’
beg. ‘umfétt Cristt cuntt cumhachtu’
  • Old Irish
  • Old Irish (Lambert).
prose (primary)



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: Oracio Colum Cille .cc.”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 6 (1908): 258.
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[tr.] Lambert, Pierre-Yves, “Celtic loricae and ancient magical charms”, in: Richard L. Gordon, and Simón F. Marco (eds), Magical practice in the Latin west: papers from the International Conference held at the University of Zaragoza, 30 Sept.-1 Oct. 2005, 168, Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2010. 629–648.
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