verse beg. Trúag sin a Chaílte a chara

  • Late Middle Irish, Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Classical Irish poetry, Duanaire Finn, Early Irish poetry, Finn Cycle, Early Irish lyrics
First words (verse)
  • Trúag sin a Chaílte a chara
First words
Trúagh sin a Cháoilte achara / ‘This is sad, dear Caílte’ in Gerard Murphy • Eoin MacNeill, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn (1908–1953); Trúag sin a Chaílte a chara (normalised to Middle Irish spelling) / ‘This is sad, dear Caílte’ in Gerard Murphy, ‘Anonymous: Oisín’s parting from Caílte’ in Early Irish lyrics... (1956).
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
  • Late Middle Irish Early Modern Irish
  • (late) Middle Irish or (early) Early Modern Irish (Murphy)
c. 1200 (Murphy)
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas


Classical Irish poetryClassical Irish poetry

Duanaire Finn
Duanaire Finn
id. 11031
Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry

Finn Cycle
Finn Cycle
id. 578
Early Irish lyricsEarly Irish lyrics


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.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Anonymous: Oisín’s parting from Caílte”, in: Gerard Murphy [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 164–167, 238.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] MacNeill, Eoin [ed.], Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 1: Irish text, with translation into English, Irish Texts Society, 7, London: Irish Texts Society, 1908.
Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge – editions: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
81; 194 Poem XXVII. Edition and translation

Secondary sources (select)

Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society, 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
Internet Archive: <link>
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