verse beg. Ná sír fis do tsáegail shúaill
Irish religious poem (13 qq) addressed to one Andach (qq. 2, 6 and 11; cf. andach ’iniquity‘?), seemingly on what it would mean to know the length of one’s life-time. It is found in Laud Misc. 615, where it is attributed to Colum Cille in an answer given to Annach mac Duib Innsi meic Caibdenaig, descendant of Níall Noígíallaich.
- Ná sír fis do tsáegail shúaill
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
- Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 615 = Saltair Choluim Chille [s. xvi1]p. 5.1–14heading: ‘Colum Cille cecinit ag f[re]g[ra] An[n]aig m[eic] Duibinsi meic Caibhdhenaig [...] meic Neill Noígiallaig’beginning: ‘Na sir fis do tsaghail shúaill’Ó Cuív was unable to read the name given after Caibhdhenaig. Meyer read mic Enna, which would agree with the prose Life (Énna, one of the sons of Níall, was regarded as the eponymous progenitor of the Cenél Énna).
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1284 (H 1. 10) f. 148bbeginning: ‘Na sir fios do shaoghail shuaill’13 qq.
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