verse beg. Ocht naoimh Iarmuman gan meirg

  • Irish
  • verse
First words (verse)
  • Ocht naoimh Iarmuman gan meirg
Ascribed to: Colum Cille
Colum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).

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pp. 109.7–110.14
rubric: ‘Colum Cille cecinit’
beg. ‘Ocht naoimh Iarmuman gan meirg / im mac nDe ne dernsat ceilg’

27 qq.

  • Irish
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas: 27 qq.
Textual relationships
Related: Trédhe nach fuilngeand rígh réilTrédhe nach fuilngeand rígh réil

Medieval Irish prophetic poem (72 qq) attributed in the final stanza to Bécán Bec mac Dé, better known elsewhere as the prophet Bec mac Dé. According to Eleanor Knott, it is a composite work, which may be regarded as falling into at least two sections (A = qq. 1–13, B = qq. 14-72).





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Secondary sources (select)

Knott, Eleanor, “A poem of prophecies”, Ériu 18 (1958): 55–84.
77 (q. 14); 78 (q. 16); 80 (q. 36)
Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2022, last updated: June 2023