Old Irish treatise on the Psalter

  • Old Irish
  • prose
  • Irish religious texts
First words (prose)
  • Is hé titul fil i n-dreich ind libuir se taitni do menmanaib inna légnide
  • Old Irish
prose (primary)
Textual relationships
Related: De titulis psalmorumDe titulis psalmorum

A series of exegetical argumenta and explanationes for all 150 psalms, with prefatory and other additional material. Each argumentum typically consists of a historical and mystical explanation, and less frequently, also a moral one. In ninth-century manuscripts, the work is attributed to Bede, but this claim remains unproven.


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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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], Hibernica minora, being a fragment of an Old-Irish treatise on the Psalter, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series, 8, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1894.
Internet Archive: <link> TLH – Erchoitmed ingine Gulidi (ed. and tr.): <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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January 2017, last updated: January 2024