verse beg. Mór do ingantu do-gní

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Two elegiac stanzas attributed to Adomnán and preserved in his Irish Life.

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  • Mór do ingantu do-gní
Ascribed to: Adomnán
(fl. c.628–704)
Adomnán mac Rónáin was abbot of Iona (r. 679–704) and author of the Latin Life of St Columba and an account of the holy places of the Near East (De locis sanctis). He is credited with the proclamation of the Lex innocentium or Cáin Adomnáin at the Synod of Birr.

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Number of stanzas: 2



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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.] Clancy, Thomas Owen, and Gilbert Márkus, Iona: the earliest poetry of a Celtic monastery, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1995.
166–167, 254 (MS version) Text, translation and notes.
[ed.] [tr.] Herbert, Máire, and Pádraig Ó Riain, Betha Adamnáin: The Irish life of Adamnán, Irish Texts Society, 54, London: Irish Texts Society, 1988.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Bateman, Meg, and Wilson McLeod (eds), Duanaire na sracaire = Songbook of the pillagers: anthology of Scotland’s Gaelic verse to 1600, Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2007.
Dennis Groenewegen
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