verse beg. Tríar as mesa tic a clí

  • Irish
  • verse
Irish poem (5 qq) attributed to Colum Cille.
First words (verse)
  • Tríar as mesa tic a clí
Ascribed to: Colum CilleColum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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The attribution to Colum Cille occurs in a final quatrain (Is me Colum Cille ua Neill, etc.) as well as a preliminary rubric.
  • Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
5 qq.



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): 338.
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