Gorfhoffedd Gwalchmai
verse beg. Moch-ddwyreawg huan haf dyffestin

Gwalchmai ap Meilyr
  • Middle Welsh
  • verse

A gorhoffedd (vaunting poem) by Gwalchmai ap Meilyr.

First words (verse)
  • Moch-ddwyreawg huan haf dyffestin
Author
Gwalchmai ap Meilyr
Gwalchmai ap Meilyr
(fl. c.1130–1180)
Welsh poet from Anglesey, one of the early Gogynfeirdd.

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Ascribed to: Gwalchmai ap Meilyr
Gwalchmai ap Meilyr
(fl. c.1130–1180)
Welsh poet from Anglesey, one of the early Gogynfeirdd.

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Manuscripts
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 1984A
f. 206
Olim Panton 15.
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Llanstephan MS 31
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 6077
Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 985
Language
  • Middle Welsh
Form
verse (primary)

Classification

Sources

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.] Williams, J. E. Caerwyn, Peredur I. Lynch, and R. Geraint Gruffydd, Gwaith Meilyr Brydydd a’i ddisgynyddion, Cyfres beirdd y tywysogion, 1, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1994.  
Poems 1–2: anonymous; 3–5: Meilyr Brydydd; 6–14: Gwalchmai ap Meilyr; 15–24: Elidir Sais; 25–29: Einion ap Gwalchmai (ap Meilyr); 30–33: Meilyr ap Gwalchmai.
192–224 [id. 9.] Incl. emendations and notes.
[ed.] [tr.] Clancy, Joseph P., The earliest Welsh poetry, London: Macmillan, 1970.
119–123, 207 Omits the lacunose chunks of the poem.
[ed.] [tr.] Wiliams, David Gwyn [ed. and tr.], The burning tree: poems from the first thousand years of Welsh verse, London: Faber & Faber, 1956.
Internet Archive – 1979 reprint: on loan only: <link>
52–59 [id. 10. ‘Gwalchmai. Gorhoffedd: Exhultation’] Omits the lacunose chunks of the poem.
[ed.] Jones, Owen, Edward Williams, and William Owen Pughe, The Myvyrian archaiology of Wales: collected out of ancient manuscripts, 3 vols, vol. 1: Poetry, London: S. Rousseau, 1801.
 : <link> Library.wales: <link> Library.wales: View in Mirador BSB: <link>
193–196 [‘Gorhofet Gwalchmai: e hun ei can't’] Early edition.

Secondary sources (select)

Lea, Anne E., “The nightingale in medieval Latin lyrics and the gorhoffedd by Gwalchmai ap Meilyr”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 51 (1999): 160–169.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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April 2021, last updated: June 2023