Vita sancti Endei abbatis de Arann ‘The Life of Énda abbot of Aran’

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Medieval Latin Life of St Énda of Aran


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Énda of Aran
Énda of Aran
(supp. fl. 6th century?)
Énda mac Conaill, patron saint of Inis Mór (Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, Co. Galway)

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Mo NennusMo Nennus
Entry reserved for but not yet available from the subject index.

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Ciarán of Clonmacnoise
Ciarán (mac int Shaír) of Clonmacnoise
(c. 515–c. 549)
Irish saint, patron of Clúain Moccu Nóis (Clonmacnoise). Feast-day: 9 September.

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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.] Plummer, Charles, Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, partim hactenus ineditae, 2 vols, vol. 2, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
60–75 [‘Vita sancti Endei abbatis de Arann’]
[ed.] Colgan, John, Acta sanctorum veteris et maioris Scotiæ seu Hiberniæ, sanctorum insulæ, Louvain: Everard De Witte, 1645.
Data.onb.ac.at: <link> Google Books: <link>, <link>
704–710 This text, imperfect at the beginning, was taken from the Franciscan MS.
[ed.] Acta sanctorum quotquot toto orbe coluntur, vel a catholicis scriptoribus celebrantur, 68 vols, vol. 8: Martius III (19–31), Antwerp: Ioannes Meursius, 1668.
267–274 Text taken from Colgan.

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Plummer, Charles, Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae, partim hactenus ineditae, 2 vols, vol. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910.
Internet Archive: <link>
Kenney, James F., “Chapter V: The monastic churches: II. The churches of the sixth to ninth centuries; general treatises”, in: James F. Kenney, The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Revised ed., 11, New York: Octagon, 1966. 372–485.
374 [id. 164. ‘Life of St Énda’]
Zimmer, Heinrich, “Keltische Beiträge II: Brendans Meerfahrt”, Zeitschrift für deutsches Alterthum und deutsche Litteratur 33 (1889): 136–220.
Digizeitschriften.de: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
206 ff
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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