Félire Uí Gormáin (Martyrology of Gorman)

Máel Muire Úa Gormáin
  • Middle Irish
  • verse
Irish metrical calendar of saints compiled by Máel Muire Ua Gormáin in the 12th century.
Úa Gormáin (Máel Muire)Úa Gormáin (Máel Muire)
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  • Middle Irish
  • “represents, save in a very few instances, the spelling and grammar of Middle-Irish in the latter half of the 12th century” (Stokes).(1)n. 1 Whitley Stokes, Félire húi Gormáin (1895): xxi.
verse (primary)
  • rinnard mór (6²+6²+6²+6²+6²+6², 6²+6²+6²+6²+6²+6²+6²+6²)
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Related: Náemhshenchas náemh Insi Fáil (Version C)Náemhshenchas náemh Insi Fáil (Version C)

A metrical list of the saints of Ireland that represents an expanded version (243 qq) of an earlier such list. This recension is considered to be the work of Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh or Peregrine O’Clery, who prefixed a prose preface in which he explains that he supplied additional verses for saints not previously included and names the sources he used, including the Félire Óengusso and Martyrology of Gorman. His text is accompanied by glosses that appear to have the Martyrology of Donegal as their source.

O’Clery’s glossary (Foclóir na Sanasán Nua)O’Clery’s glossary (Foclóir na Sanasán Nua)

An Irish glossary compiled by Mícheál Ó Cléirigh. who dedicated it to Baothghalach Mac Aodhagáin.




Whitley Stokes, Félire húi Gormáin (1895): xxi.

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[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, Félire húi Gormáin: The martyrology of Gorman, from a manuscript in the Royal Library, Brussels, Henry Bradshaw Society, 9, London: Harrison, 1895.  
comments: Edition and English translation of the Martyrology of Gorman, with introduction, notes, etc.
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