verse beg. Rochúala la nech légas libru

  • Early Irish
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  • Early Irish poetry
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  • Rochúala la nech légas libru
“I have heard it said by someone who reads books”
Ascribed to: Mo LingMo Ling
(d. 697)
Mo Ling of Ferns, Moling Luachra
Irish saint, abbot and patron saint of Tech Mo Ling (St Mullins, Co. Carlow) and reputed ‘bishop’ of Ferna (Ferns).
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Ascribed to Mo Ling of Ferns.
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Móinach of CashelMóinach of Cashel
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[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno, Miscellanea Hibernica, University of Illinois Studies in Language and Literature, 2.4, Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois, 1917.  

Contents: I. Sualtaim; II. Fer Diad the Nibelung; III. Notes on Irish metrics; IV. An Old Irish poem ascribed to St Moling [Rochūala la nech lēgas libru]; V. Ancient Irish poems with sporadic rhyme [incl. verse beg. Admuiniur secht n-ingena, A Amorgein ānmoltaig, Āiliu tech midchūarta, Ind rāith i comair in dairfheda, Dīa Dīa dorrogus re tīas inna gnūis]; VI. Philological notes [21 notes on Old and MIddle Irish]; VII. Notes on Irish texts; VIII. Notes on Thurneysen's Handbuch des Altirischen; Index of words and names.

HathiTrust: <link> Internet Archive – Incomplete: pp. 44-45 missing: <link>
17–18 Edition and translation.
[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. OʼBrien, and Anne OʼSullivan [eds.], The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, 6 vols, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954–1983.
CELT – 1-260: <link> CELT – 400-470 (excl. Táin bó Cúailnge): <link> CELT – 471-638 and 663 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn): <link> CELT – 761-781 and 785-841 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn and Togail Troí): <link> CELT – 1119-1192 and 1202-1325 (excl. Esnada tige Buchet and Fingal Rónáin ): <link>
Vol. 3, 622 Diplomatic edition. direct link
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