verse beg. Gabh mo thegasc, a Aodh na n-ech

  • Irish
  • verse

Irish poem (4 qq) attributed to Colum Cille and addressed to Áed mac Ainmirech.

First words (verse)
  • Gabh mo thegasc, a Aodh na n-ech
Addressee: Áed mac Ainmirech
Áed mac Ainmirech
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Ascribed to: Colum Cille
Colum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).

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p. 78.14–foot
rubric: ‘Colum Cille cecinit’
beg. ‘Gabh mo thegasc a Aodh na nech’
4 qq.
  • Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 4 qq.
Textual relationships

Compare perhaps the poem with the similar opening line Gabh mo theagasc, a Néill náir (TCD 1363), addressed to Níal Noígillaig.

Related: Gabh mo thegasc a Néill náirGabh mo thegasc a Néill náirView incoming data



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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Colum Cille .cc.”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 48–49.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2022, last updated: June 2023