Grammatica Latino-Hibernica nunc compendiata

Ó Maolmhuaidh (Froinsias)
  • Latin
  • prose
  • Modern sources on Ireland, Printed book
First printed book containing a grammar of the Irish language
Froinsias Ó MaolmhuaidhÓ Maolmhuaidh (Froinsias)
O'Molloy (Francis), Molloy (Francis)
Irish theologian; author of Lucerna fidelium/Lochrann na gcreidmheach (1676) and a grammar on the Irish language, Grammatica Latino-Hibernica (1677).
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i.e. Francis (O')Molloy.
  • Latin
prose (primary)
verse (secondary)


Modern sources on IrelandModern sources on Ireland

Printed bookPrinted book


25 chapters.

Chapter 1

Chapter 13: De contracto scribendi modo

on abbreviations and cryptography, including ogham

Chapter 14: De prosodia et carminum generibus

First chapter on verse/prosody

Chapter 15: De quartis et syllabis

Chapter 16: De concordia

Chapter 17: De correspondentia

Chapter 18: De metro Hibernis deibhidhe

Chapter 19: De metri genere Hibernis seudna

Chapter 20: De metro magno et parvo necnon casbhairn

Chapter 21: De carmine vulgo ógláchas

Chapter 22: De carmine vulgo droighneach

Chapter 23: De carmine Hibernis bruilingeacht

Chapter 24: De quibusdam praecognitionibus

Chapter 25: De vulgari versu et compositione


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.

OʼMolloy, Francis, Grammatica latino-hibernica nunc compendiata, Rome: Typographia S. Cong. de propaganda fide, 1677.
ÖNB website: <link> Google Books: <link>, <link>  : <link>
[ed.] [tr.] Ó Flannghaile, Tomás, De prosodia hibernica, authore reverendo patre Fratre Francisco Ó Molloy, Dublin: Gill, 1908.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
Text and English translation of the final chapters (14–25), on Irish prosody.
Dennis Groenewegen
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June 2013, last updated: September 2023