verse beg. Gébaid a ainm dim anmaim-se

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Early Irish prophetic poem attributed to Colum Cille
The editorial title heading used for Meyer’s edition is Eine Weissagung Colum Cille’s.
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  • Gébaid a ainm dim anmaim-se
Ascribed to: Colum CilleColum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Neue Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Eine Weissagung Colum Cille’s”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 3 (1907): 231.
TLH – edition: <link> CELT – edition: <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
Edition based on the Brussels MS.
[ed.] [tr.] Reeves, William, Life of St. Columba, founder of Hy, written by Adamnan, 1st ed., Dublin: Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, 1857.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – original print: <link> Internet Archive – 1874 reprint: <link>
xlii note q From Laud 615.
Translation wanted
Dennis Groenewegen
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