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Ua Brolcháin (Máel Ísu)
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
  • extent: more or less complete
First words (verse)
  • In Spirut nóeb immun
“May the Holy Spirit be about us”
Máel Ísu Ua BrolcháinUa Brolcháin (Máel Ísu)
(d. (c.) 1086)
Úa Brolcháin (Máel Ísu)
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Máel Ísu Úa Brolcháin
  • Middle Irish
10th or 11th century (Murphy)
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 3


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry



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.] Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, Maol Íosa Ó Brolcháin, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1986.
[id. 7.] Edition, with modern Irish translation
[ed.] [tr.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Māel Īsu [Úa Brolchán]: Invocation of the Holy Spirit”, in: Gerard Murphy [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 52–53, 194–196.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, and John Strachan [eds.], Thesaurus palaeohibernicus: a collection of Old-Irish glosses, scholia, prose, and verse, 3 vols, vol. 2: Non-Biblical glosses and scholia; Old-Irish prose; names of persons and places; inscriptions; verse; indexes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1903.  
comments: Reprinted by DIAS in 1987, together with Stokes' supplementary volume.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link> Wikisource: <link>
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