verse beg. Bran Find Femin, fūath slūaig

  • Old Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Old Irish poem on Brand Find (d. 671), king of the Déisi.
Another poem on the same king is ‘Bran Find, fí drong’, the first lines of which are cited in Mittelirische Verslehren I.(1)n. 1 Rudolf Thurneysen, ‘Mittelirische Verslehren’ in Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch... (1891): 20.
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  • Bran Find Femin, fūath slūaig
  • Old Irish
  • Old Irish (Meyer)
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Textual relationships
Related: Cú cen máthairCú cen máthairOld Irish poem (36st) attributed to Luccreth moccu Chíara, which traces the ancestry of Cú cen Máthair (d. 665), king of Munster and grandfather of Cathal mac Finguine, all the way back to Adam. A large part of the pedigree, from Míl to Adam, closely resembles that found in another Old Irish poem of a similar metrical type, beg. Énna Labraid luad cáich and dealing with Leinster kings. Myles Dillon has argued that these pedigrees represent (respectively) Munster and Leinster recensions of the same core material.


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Rudolf Thurneysen, ‘Mittelirische Verslehren’ in Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch... (1891): 20.

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[ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Ein altirisches Gedicht auf König Bran Find”, Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (1915): 905–908.
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Edition, with a translation into German.
Dennis Groenewegen
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