Páis Andrias apstail ‘The passion of (St) Andrew the Apostle’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Irish religious texts, Passion, Homily
First words (prose)
  • Dia m-boi ingreim mor forsna Cristaigib isin cathraig dianad ainm Patrais, ocin erchonsal .i. Egiás a ainm-sén
pp. 178b–179b
beg. ‘Dia m-boi ingreim mor forsna Cristaigib isin cathraig dianad ainm Patrais, ocin erchonsal .i. Egiás a ainm-sén’
  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)


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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.] Atkinson, Robert, The passions and the homilies from Leabhar Breac: text, translation and glossary, Todd Lecture Series, 2, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1887.  

Note that there are various references throughout the book to material in the appendix, but in the introduction, Atkinson states he regrets “that I have not found it possible to include in the present volume the Appendix and Notes”.

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106–110 (edition); 351–356 (translation with introduction). [id. 24.]

Secondary sources (select)

Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Charles Plummer, Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
Utrecht University Library: <link>
McNamara, Martin, The apocrypha in the Irish Church, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1975.
Dennis Groenewegen
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