Texts

verse beg. Scíath Dé do nim umam

  • Early Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
A lorica (lúirech) attributed to Colum Cille.
Initial words (verse)
  • Scíath Dé do nim umam
“The shield of God from heaven (be) about me”
Author
Ascribed to: Colum CilleColum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
Columba
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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Manuscripts
Language
  • Early Irish
Form
verse (primary)
prose (secondary)

Verse, with prose introduction.

Number of stanzas
26

Classification

Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry
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Sources

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.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Aus Laud 615. Colum Cille cecinit”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 345–347.
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April 2014, last updated: September 2021