verse beg. Isam aithrech, febda fecht

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
First of two devotional Middle Irish poems (9 stanzas) that were added to the Saltair na rann in the Rawl. B 502 manuscript.
First words (verse)
  • Isam aithrech, febda fecht
Ascribed to: Óengus céile DéÓengus céile Dé
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Ascribed to Óengus céile Dé, not to be confused with Óengus of Tallaght.
  • Middle Irish
c. 987” (Murphy)
verse (primary)
"loose deibide metre" (Murphy)
  • deibide
Number of stanzas: 9


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.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Óengus céile Dé: Prayer for forgiveness”, in: Gerard Murphy [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 36–39, 188–189.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley [ed.], Saltair na rann: a collection of early Middle Irish poems, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series, 1.3, Oxford: Clarendon, 1883.
Celtic Digital Initiative: <link> CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>, <link>, <link>
114–115 No. CLI. direct link
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