verse beg. Nuadu Necht ní dámair anflaith

  • Early Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Irish legendary history
One of the rhyming ‘Leinster poems’.
First words (verse)
  • Nuadu Necht ní dámair anflaith
Ascribed to: Find Fili mac Rossa Rúaid
Find Fili mac Rossa Rúaid
legendary poet and king of Leinster; son of Russ Rúad

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  • Early Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 52


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Núadu Necht
Núadu Necht
(time-frame ass. with Finn mac Cumaill, Conaire Mór, Núadu Necht, Eterscél Mór)
legendary king and ancestor of the Laigin;

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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.] OʼBrien, 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>
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], Über die älteste irische Dichtung I. Rhythmische alliterierende Reimstrophen, Berlin, 1913.
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
38–50 In Fursundud Find Fhiled maicc Rossa Rúaid.
[tr.] Carey, John [tr.], “[Various contributions]”, in: John T. Koch, and John Carey (eds), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, 4th ed., 1, Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. [Various].
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