Imdibe Crist (Irish homily)

  • Latin, Middle Irish
  • prose
Irish homily on the Circumcision, written in Latin and to a lesser extent, in Irish.
pp. 56a.1–59a.16
rubric: ‘Imdibe Crist, in dara baitsed incipit’
beg. ‘Postquam consummati sunt dies octa ut circumcideretur puer’
  • Latin Middle Irish
prose (primary)




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[ed.] Mac Donncha, Frederic, “Imdibe Crist: an 11th-century homily on the Circumcision of Christ”, Collectanea Hibernica 26 (1984): 7–12.
Supplies many of the Latin passages omitted by Atkinson.
[ed.] Atkinson, Robert, The passions and the homilies from Leabhar Breac: text, translation and glossary, Todd Lecture Series, 2, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1887.  

Note that there are various references throughout the book to material in the appendix, but in the introduction, Atkinson states he regrets “that I have not found it possible to include in the present volume the Appendix and Notes”.

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198–201 Edition without many of the Latin passages.
Dennis Groenewegen
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