Texts

Molaise of Leighlin and his sister

  • Old Irish, Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Irish religious texts, minor Irish prose tales
Title
Molaise of Leighlin and his sister
No title occurs in the manuscripts. Pokorny headed his edition of the text Molaisse und seine Schwester.
Manuscripts
Language
  • Old Irish Middle Irish
  • Old Irish or early Middle Irish: “Für die Zugehörigkeit dieses Textes zur altirischen Periode spricht das infig. Pron. in do-don-farci (§ 5), das Deponens no-m-chobradar (§ 5) und die Endung in cucai (§§ 4, 5). Jüngere Formen sind co-mmaith (§ 2), do (leg. di) léir (§ 5). Wegen des einsilbigen biait (§ 5) wird man den Text veillecht erst in den Anfang des 10. Jahrhunderts setzen dürfen: in jene Zeit dürfte auch schon die narrative Verwendung der ro-Präterita (§ 6) fallen.” (Pokorny).(1)n. 1 Julius Pokorny, ‘Altirische Texte’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 9 (1913): 239.
Date
Old Irish period or the beginning of the 10th century (Pokorny). See note above.
Form
prose (primary)
verse (secondary)
Contains poems
A cétal fota figlech

Classification

Irish religious texts
minor Irish prose tales (foscéla)Irish narrative literature
minor Irish prose tales (foscéla)
id. 33994

Relatively short prose tales in Irish. In learned discourse from the Middle Irish period and later, a distinction is sometimes made between the longer prím-scél and the shorter fo-scél. See eDIL s.v. ‘foscél’ for some references. In the first two volumes of BILL (1913 and 1942), Best included separate headings for ‘Minor tales’.

Subjects

Molaise of LeighlinMolaise of Leighlin
(d. c. 639)
Laisrén of Leighlin
early Irish saint, abbot of Lethglenn (Old Leighlin in Co. Carlow)
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Anonymous [sister of Molaise of Leighlin]Anonymous ... sister of Molaise of Leighlin
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FursaFursa
(fl. 7th century)
Irish monk and missionary
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Sources

Notes

Julius Pokorny, ‘Altirische Texte’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 9 (1913): 239.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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September 2012, last updated: August 2021