verse beg. Sét no tíag / téiti Críst

  • Old Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Old Irish religious poem ascribed to St Columba. A note is attached in the manuscript saying that Columba’s protection may be invoked by reading the poem aloud.
Initial words (verse)
  • Sét no tíag / téiti Críst
(“The path I walk / Christ walks it”)
Ascribed to: Colum CilleColum Cille
(fl. 6th century)
founder and abbot of Iona, Kells (Cenandas) and Derry (Daire).
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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.

[ed.] [tr.] Carney, James P., “Three Old Irish accentual poems”, Ériu 22 (1971): 23–80.
Dennis Groenewegen
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