verse beg. Móen óen

  • Old Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, rhymeless Leinster poems
One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’
Initial words (verse)
  • Móen óen
In the Book of Lecan and LL p. 377b, the poem is ascribed to the same poet as that of Lug scéith.

The following inventory derives from Corthals (2003).(1)n. 1 Johan Corthals, ‘The rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’: diplomatic texts’, Celtica 24 (2003): 84–85.

  • Old Irish
verse (primary)
Textual relationships
Related: Lug scéithLug scéithOne of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

rhymeless Leinster poemsLeinster poems
rhymeless Leinster poems
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Johan Corthals, ‘The rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’: diplomatic texts’, Celtica 24 (2003): 84–85.

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.] Corthals, Johan [ed.], “The rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’: diplomatic texts”, Celtica 24 (2003): 79–100.
[ed.] Campanile, Enrico, Die älteste Hofdichtung von Leinster: alliterierende reimlose Strophen, Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Klasse 503, Veröffentlichungen der Keltischen Kommission 8, Vienna, 1988.
[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], Über die älteste irische Dichtung II. Rhythmische alliterierende reimlose Strophen, Berlin, 1914.
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
[ed.] Carney, James P., “Three Old Irish accentual poems”, Ériu 22 (1971): 23–80.
56 and 70
[ed.] Carney, James P., “The dating of archaic Irish verse”, in: Tranter, Stephen N., and Hildegard L. C. Tristram (eds.), Early Irish literature — media and communication / Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit in der frühen irischen Literatur, ScriptOralia 10, Tübingen: Narr, 1989. 39–55.
[ed.] O'Brien, M. A. [ed.], Corpus genealogiarum Hiberniae, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1962.  
comments: Reprinted in 1976 and 2005, with an introduction by J. V. Kelleher.
CELT – pp. 1–332 (Rawl. B 502): <link>
1. Rawlinson B 502 version
[tr.] Carey, John [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: Koch, John T., and John Carey (eds), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, Celtic Studies Publications 1, 4th ed. (1995), Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].
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Secondary sources (select)

Corthals, Johan, “Some observations on the versification of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’”, Celtica 21 (1990): 113–125.
Byrne, F. J., Irish kings and high-kings, 2nd ed. (1973), Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001.
Carey, John, “From David to Labraid: sacral kingship and the emergence of monotheism in Israel and Ireland”, in: Ritari, Katja, and Alexandra Bergholm (eds.), Approaches to religion and mythology in Celtic studies, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. 2–27.
Dennis Groenewegen
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