verse beg. Dunta for nduan decid lib

  • Early Irish
  • verse

An Early Irish didactic poem (9 qq) on the topic of closing a poem. It is found at the end of the Book of Ballymote copy of Auraicept na n-éces.

First words (verse)
  • Dunta for nduan decid lib
f. 179v(332)b
rubric: ‘Do dligegaibh dunta na nduan’
beg. ‘Dunta for nduan decid lib’
  • Early Irish
verse (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.] [tr.] Calder, George [ed. and tr.], Auraicept na n-Éces: The scholars’ primer, being the texts of the Ogham tract from the Book of Ballymote and the Yellow book of Lecan, and the text of the Trefhocul from the Book of Leinster, Edinburgh: John Grant, 1917.
CELT – text and introduction: <link> Internet Archive: <link> <link>
164–167 Edited from BB.
[tr.] Henry, P. L., “A Celtic-English prosodic feature”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 29 (1962–1964): 91–99.
Text and new English translation.
Dennis Groenewegen
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