Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G201012

Betha Meic Creiche

Author: Unknown

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Charles Plummer

compiled by Elva Johnston, Beatrix Färber

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

2. Second draft, revised and enlarged.

Extent of text: 14265 words


CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a Project of University College, Cork
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(2005) (2008)

Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: G201012


Available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of academic research and teaching only.


    Manuscript source
  1. Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, O'Clery MS numbers 2324-4200, ff 87r-98r.
    Editions and Translations
  1. Charles Plummer, Miscellanea Hagiographica Hibernica. Vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, ad fidem codicum manu scriptorum recognovit, prolegomenis, notis, indicibus, instruxit C. P. Accedit Catalogus Hagiographicus Hiberniae ab eodem pro tempore informatus. Societé des Bollandistes. Subsidia Hagiographica 15. (Bruxelles 1925).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Miscellanea Hagiographica Hibernica. Charles Plummer (ed), First edition [cxx + 271 pp.] Société des BollandistesBrussels (1925)


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Sampling Declaration

The present text represents pages 7–52 of the volume. The editor's introduction (7–11) is prefixed to the second edition of this electronic text. An English translation is available in a separate file, T201012. Textual footnotes are integrated into the electronic edition.

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Text has been thoroughly checked, proofread and parsed using NSGMLS. Corrections are tagged.


The electronic texts represents the edited text. The editor's expansion of the notum for 'vero' as 'immorro' is retained throughout.


Within prose sections, quotation marks are tagged q; double quotation marks are nested within single quotation marks. Within lines of poetry, quotation marks are represented by ' for technical reasons.


Soft hyphens are silently removed. When a hyphenated word (hard or soft) crosses a page-break, the page-break is marked after the completion of the hyphenated word.


div0=the saint's life; div1=the individual chapter; div2=the editor's paragraph. Page-breaks are marked pb. Manuscript folio numbers are marked mls unit="folio" n="".

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Profile Description

Created: By one or more unknown authors in Irish monastic scriptoria. Date range: c. 1100–1200.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The major part of the text is in Middle Irish and Early Modern Irish.
Language: [LA] A few passages are in Latin.
Language: [EN] The introduction and some footnotes are in English.

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