Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G303014

Uath Beinne Etair

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Kuno Meyer

Electronic edition compiled by Ruth MurphyProof corrections by Hilary Lavelle and Ruth Murphy

Funded by The HEA via the LDT Project and PRTLI 4

1. First draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 2600 words


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Text ID Number: G303014

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    Manuscript sources
  1. London, British Library, MS Harley 5280, fol 35rb-35va (used in Meyer's edition). Vellum; early 16th century.
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 N 10: p 13-14. Vellum (pp. 1-28) and paper; 1575.
  3. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS C III 2: f 10ra. Vellum; 1552. (interpolated in 'Amra Choluim Chille').
  1. Nessa Ní Shéaghdha, Tóruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne. Dublin 1967, pp. 130-137 (from 23 N 10).
    Editions of related tales and secondary literature
  1. Kuno Meyer (ed. and trans.), Fianaigecht: Being a collection of hitherto inedited Irish poems and tales relating to Finn and his Fiana, with an English translation. Royal Irish Academy; Todd Lecture Series 16; Dublin and London 1910. (Repr. 1937 and 1993, DIAS, Dublin). [Still a standard work, comprising introduction to the Finn Cycle, annotated editions of various tales, with English translation, Glossary of the rarer words, and indexes of personal names, tribe names and place names.]
  2. Gertrude Schoepperle, Tristan and Isolt: a study of the sources of the romance, 2 vols. (London & Frankfurt/Main 1913).
  3. Duanaire Finn, the Book of the Lays of Fionn, 3 vols; 1: Irish text with translation (part I); ed. by Eoin Mac Néill, ITS 7 (1908); 2: Irish text with translation (part II); ed. by Gerard Murphy, ITS 28 (1933); 3: Introduction, Notes, Appendices, Indexes and Glossary; ed. by Gerard Murphy, Anne O'Sullivan, Idris L. Foster, Brendan Jennings, ITS 43 (1953).
  4. Raymond J. Cormier, 'Open contrast: Tristan and Diarmaid', in: Speculum 51/ 4 (October 1976) 589–601.
  5. James MacKillop, Fionn mac Cumhaill: Celtic Myth in English Literature. Syracuse 1986. [With useful, well-structured bibliography on pp. 197–249].
  6. Daithí Ó hÓgáin, Fionn Mac Cumhaill: Images of a Gaelic Hero. Dublin 1988.
  7. Máirtín Ó Briain, Review of above, Bealoideas 57 (1989) 174–183.
  8. Donald E. Meek, Review of above, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 22 (Winter 1991) 101–103.
  9. Mary Brockington, 'The separating Sword in the "Tristran" Romances: Possible Celtic analogues re-examined', in: The Modern Language Review 91/2 (April 1996) 281–300.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Kuno Meyer, Uath Beinne Etair in Revue Celtique. Volume 11, Paris, Émile Bouillon (1890) page 125–134: 129–131


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The electronic text covers pages 129–131. The English translation is available in a separate file.

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Profile Description

Created: The earliest extant manuscript is from the 16th century, but Meyer suggests the tale goes back to the 10th century. Date range: 900-1000.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Irish.
Language: [EN] The footnotes are in English.
Language: [LA] One word is in Latin.

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