The lament of Créide
verse beg. It é saigte gona súain

  • Old Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Early Irish lyrics
First words (verse)
  • It é saigte gona súain
“The arrows that murder sleep”
Ascribed to: Créide ingen Gúairi AidniCréide ingen Gúairi Aidni
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Ascribed to Créide.
  • Old Irish
  • Old Irish.
c. 800 (Murphy)
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
8 qq.


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Early Irish lyricsEarly Irish lyrics


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.], “Anonymous: The lament of Créide, daughter of Gúaire of Aidne, for Dínertach, son of Gúaire of the Ui Fidgente”, in: Gerard Murphy [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 86–89, 211–212.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], “The song of Créde, daughter of Guaire”, Ériu 2 (1905): 15–17.
Internet Archive: <link>
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