verse beg. In nomine Domini tempus certe croaxare
Short Latin poem attributed to Crundmelus (Ir. Crundmáel), which is prefixed to a copy of his treatise on metrics. It runs In nomine Domini tempus certe croaxare / De metro, filioli, nunc nitimur narrare. / Adiuvent nos angeli / ac sanctorum agmina. / Facere ut possimus versu Christo carmina. / Cavete filioli, botrate Fulcharium / Necnon suum socium sic sane Sedulium.
- In nomine Domini tempus certe croaxare
- Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 13026 3, ff. 41-120 [s. ix1]f. 41rheading: ‘In Dei nomine de metrica ratione pauca incipiunt ex multis grammaticorum libris excerpta / Discite me, pueri, versus si scribere vultis, / Nam veterum rite carmine prisca sequor’beginning: ‘In nomine Domini tempus certe croaxare’This poem and the one before it are introduced Hos uersiculos Cruindmelus composuit.
Short Latin treatise on the grammar of metre, attributed to and presumably written by an Irish scholar named Cruindmelus, which likely represents the Irish name Cruindmáel. It has been dated to the first half of the 9th century.
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