Esgyniad Mair i’r Nef ‘Assumption of Mary’

  • Middle Welsh
  • prose

Welsh versions of the Transitus Mariae Beatae.

multiple versions
  • Middle Welsh
prose (primary)



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.

[dipl. ed.] Thomas, Peter Wynn [ed.], D. Mark Smith, and Diana Luft [transcribers and encoders], Welsh prose (Rhyddiaith Gymraeg) 1300–1425, Online: Cardiff University, 2007–present. URL: <http://www.rhyddiaithganoloesol.caerdydd.ac.uk>.
[‘Marwolaeth Mair’] Transcriptions from Pen. 15, Jesus College 119, Pen. 5 and Llanstephan 27.
[dipl. ed.] Isaac, Graham R., Simon Rodway, Silva Nurmio, Kit Kapphahn, and Patrick Sims-Williams [eds.], Rhyddiaith Gymraeg o lawysgrifau’r 13eg ganrif: fersiwn 2, Aberystwyth: Aberystwyth University, Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies, 2013. Computer file.
Transcription from Pen. 14.
[dipl. ed.] Morris-Jones, John, and John Rhŷs, The Elucidarium and other tracts in Welsh from Llyvyr agkyr Llandewivrevi A.D. 1346 (Jesus college ms. 119), Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series, 6, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1894.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
77–85 Version from Jesus College 119.
[ed.] Jones, Gwenan, “Gwyrthyeu y Wynvydedic Veir [part 3]”, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 10:1 (1939): 21–33.
29–33 Version from Pen. 14.

Secondary sources (select)

Evans, D. Simon, Medieval religious literature, Writers of Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1986.
Williams, J. E. Caerwyn, “Medieval Welsh religious prose”, in: Proceedings of the Second International Congress of Celtic Studies held in Cardiff 6–13 July, 1963, 2, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1966. 65–97.
Williams, J. E. Caerwyn, “Transitus Beatae Mariae a thestunau cyffelyb yn Gymraeg”, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 18 (1958–1960): 131–157.
Williams, J. E. Caerwyn, Traddodiad llenyddol Iwerddon, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1958.  

For the revised English edition, see J. E. Caerwyn Williams • Patrick K. Ford, The Irish literary tradition (1992).

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Dennis Groenewegen
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March 2022, last updated: June 2023