verse beg. Fichi ríg cía rím as ferr

Airbertach mac Cosse Dobráin
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Verse history of the kings of Israel and Judah residing in Jerusalem, from Saul to the destruction of the city.
First words (verse)
  • Fichi ríg cía rím as ferr
“Twenty kings according to the best reckoning”
Airbertach mac Cosse DobráinAirbertach mac Cosse Dobráin
(d. 1016)
Irish poet; fer légind of Ros Ailithir (Rosscarbery, Co. Cork)
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Airbertach mac Cosse, scholar of Ros Ailithir (Roscarbery, Co. Cork), d. 1016 (AU). The poem is not explicitly ascribed to Airbertach in the manuscript, but it is found between two other poems thought to be the work of Airbertach, Rofessa i curp domuin dúir (f. 45r, ascr. to Mac Cosse) and A Dé dúlig, atat-teoch (f. 46r) respectively.
  • Middle Irish
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Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


King David
king of Israel and Judah
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According to the Old Testament, notably 1 Samuel, first king of (the united kingdom of) Israel, who was anointed by the judge Samuel and was the father of King David.
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[ed.] [tr.] Mac Eoin, Gearóid [ed. and tr.], “A poem by Airbertach Mac Cosse”, Ériu 20 (1966): 112–139.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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