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Bethu Brigte

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Donnchadh Ó hAodha

Electronic edition compiled by Elva Johnston , Beatrix Färber

Funded by University College, Cork and
Professor Marianne McDonald via the CELT Project

2. Second draft.

Extent of text: 8375 words


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Text ID Number: G201002

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Hardcopy copyright lies with the School of Celtic Studies (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies).


    Manuscript sources
  1. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B 512 folio 31r, column 1 to folio 35v, column 1.
  1. Whitley Stokes, Lives of the Saints from the Book of Lismore. Edited with a translation, notes and indices, Oxford 1890 (Anecdota Oxonensia), 319–329 (some sections of text).
  2. Charles Plummer, J. Fraser and P. Grosjean, Vita Brigitae. In: Irish Texts i (1931), 2–16.
  3. Paul Grosjean, Acta Sanctorum, Nov iv 502 (Paragraphs 26, 29).
  4. Kuno Meyer: Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften. Sancta Brigita. Aus dem Buch von Lecan, fol. 166c. Vgl. Lismore Lives z. 1689ff. In: Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie 12 (1918) 293–94.
  1. M. A. O'Brien, The Old Irish Life of St. Brigit. In: Irish Historical Studies i (1938–39). Part I: Translation [from Rawl. B. 512] (121–134), Part II: Introduction and notes (343–353).
  2. Lives of the Saints from the Book of Lismore (see above).
    Secondary literature
  1. Paul Grosjean, In: Analecta Bollandiana lix (1941) 319–322.
  2. Paul Grosjean, Une invocation des saintes Brigides. In: Analecta Bollandiana 61 (1943) 103–105 (Notes d'hagiographie celtique, no. 4) Mixed Latin and Irish, from MS B.M. Harley 585.
  3. Pádraig Ó Riain, A dictionary of Irish Saints (Dublin 2011), 123–125 (with bibliography).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Bethu Brigte. Donnchadh Ó hAodha (ed), First edition [One volume] Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublin (1978)


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Profile Description

Created: Date range: c.800–850.

Use of language

Language: [GA] About three quarters of the text are in Old Irish.
Language: [LA] About one quarter of the text is in Latin.

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