Texts

Fotha catha Cnucha‘The cause of the Battle of Cnucha’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Cycles of the Kings, Finn Cycle
The tale of the conception and birth of Finn mac Cumaill.
Language
  • Middle Irish
Date
11th century (Meyer).(1)n. 1 Kuno Meyer, Fianaigecht (1910): xxv (no. xxx).
Form
prose (primary)
verse (secondary)
Textual relationships
The dindsenchas poem Dinnshenchas of Almu I tells the same story in verse.
Related: Dinnshenchas of Almu IDinnshenchas of Almu IDinnshenchas poem on Almu (the Hill of Allen, Co. Kildare), which recounts the tale of the conception of Finn mac Cumaill.
Associated items
Dinnshenchas of Almu IDinnshenchas of Almu IDinnshenchas poem on Almu (the Hill of Allen, Co. Kildare), which recounts the tale of the conception of Finn mac Cumaill.

Classification

Cycles of the Kings Finn Cycle

Subjects

Finn mac CumaillFinn mac Cumaill (Find úa Báiscni)
Fionn mac Cumhaill, Find úa Báiscni
(time-frame ass. with Finn Cycle, Finn mac Cumaill, Cormac mac Airt)
Finn mac Cumaill (earlier mac Umaill?), Find úa Báiscni: central hero in medieval Irish and Scottish literature of the so-called Finn Cycle; warrior-hunter and leader of a fían
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Sources

Notes

Kuno Meyer, Fianaigecht (1910): xxv (no. xxx).

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.] Hennessy, William M. [ed. and tr.], “The Battle of Cnucha”, Revue Celtique 2 (1873): 86–93.
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[ed.] [tr.] MacSwiney, J. P. [ed. and tr.], “Fotha Catha Cnucha in so”, Gaelic Journal 2 (1884): 169–174.
Internet Archive: <link> Irisleabharnagaedhilge.fing.ie – edition: <link>
[ed.] Windisch, Ernst [ed.], Kurzgefasste irische Grammatik mit Lesestücken, Leipzig: Verlag von S. Hirzel, 1879.
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121–123 Lesestücke IV. direct link direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen, Patrick Brown
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May 2011, last updated: August 2021