verse beg. A maccáin ná cí

  • Early Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
First words (verse)
  • A maccáin ná cí
Ascribed to: Ailill ÓlommAilill Ólomm
Ailill Aulom
(time-frame ass. with Irish legendary history)
king of Munster; reputed ancestor of the Éoganacht and Dál Cais; a prominent figure in various king-tales, such as those revolving around the Battle of Mag Mucrama.
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In the Book of Leinster, the ascription to Ailill Ólomm occurs in association with the previous poem, beg. ‘Beir mo scíath, sceo fri úath’.
  • Early Middle Irish
  • early Middle Irish.
verse (primary)


Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry


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[ed.] [tr.] MacNeill, Eoin [ed. and tr.], “Three poems in Middle-Irish, relating to the Battle of Mucrama, with English translation and notes, and a short vocabulary”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 3rd series, 3 (1893–1896): 529–563.
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C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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