verse beg. Fuit co bráth

  • Early Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Early Irish lyrics
Poem on extremely dreadful weather
First words (verse)
  • Fuit co bráth
The version from Mac Lesc mac Ladáin aithech, beginning ‘Fuitt co bráth’:
A similar version from Úath Beinne Étair, beginning ‘Fuit, fuid’:
  • Early Irish
verse (primary)
Textual relationships
Related: Tánic samTánic sam

Poem on the coming of summer, attributed to Finn mac Cumaill. It evokes an image of the season by referring, for instance, to the appearance and behaviour of stags, dogs, salmon and birds such as the cuckoo and the blackbird.


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Early Irish lyricsEarly Irish lyrics


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.] Hull, Vernam [ed.], “Four Old-Irish songs of summer and winter”, Celtica 9 (1971): 200–201.
Edition of the poem from LL and RIA MS C iii 2.
[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], Four Old-Irish songs of summer and winter, London: Nutt, 1903.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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