Egerton metrical glossary
verse beg. . . . is gel caindlech

  • Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Irish glossaries
  • extent: fragmentary
Metrical Irish glossary as it stands in the fragment of this text in Egerton 90. It defines 154 head-words in the course of 29 qq.
First words (verse)
  • . . . is gel caindlech
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Early Modern Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 29
Textual relationships
Related: Lecan glossaryLecan glossary

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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. 31–34), with introduction and glossary/notes. direct link
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