verse beg. Is fó lim-sa mu laiget

  • Irish charms
Rhyming charm
First words (verse)
  • Is fó lim-sa mu laiget
My smallness does not trouble me
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[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Reimsprüche”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 7 (1910): 297–299.  
Rhyming incantations from various manuscripts:

from [[Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336 |TCD H 3. 17]]: Is fó lim-sa mu laiget; Collud ocus sádaili; Lepaid úar; Is bés do mac Dé, tacu; Imad fesa finnad nech; Is maith máin mesrugud (ascribed to Cóemgen);

from [[Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337 |TCD H 3. 18]]: Is ed dlegar don aos gaoth; Tech óiged la comairgi; Déde nád carann duine;

from [[Dublin, University College, MS Franciscan A 9 |Franciscan A 9]]: Cid maith áine is irnaigthe; Bid maith fri foichill brátha (attributed to Brigit); Ní maith gorta, ní maith sáith; Mad comairle duit do ben;

from RIA MS D iv 2: Mairg dianad bēs bithdiultad;

from RIA MS B iv 2: Mad bágach, as míbladach.
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