Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G400008

A Marbán, a díthrubaig

Author: [unknown]

Background details and bibliographic information

File Description

Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

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

3. Third draft, revised and enlarged.

Extent of text: 1482 words


CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College, Cork
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(1996) (2010)

Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: G400008

Availability [RESTRICTED]

The hard copy on which the present electronic edition is based is copyright by Oxford University Press, and is here used by kind permission of the publishers.


    Manuscript sources
  1. London, British Library, Harleian MS 5280, f 42b.
  1. Kuno Meyer, Zwiegespräch zwischen König Gúire von Aidne und seinen Bruder Marbán, dem Einsiedler, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 3 (1901) 455–57.
  2. Kuno Meyer, King and Hermit. A Colloquy between King Guaire and his brother Marban. Being an Irish poem of the tenth century, edited and translated (London 1901).
  1. Kuno Meyer, King and Hermit. A Colloquy between King Guaire and his brother Marban. Being an Irish poem of the tenth century, edited and translated (London 1901).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Gerard Murphy, King and Hermit in Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century, Ed. Gerard Murphy. , Oxford, Clarendon Press (1956) page 10–18


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CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

Sampling Declaration

All editorial introduction, translation, glossary, notes and indexes have been omitted. The text of the Murphy's edition is retained and his editorial corrigenda are integrated into the electronic edition. For this electronic edition, variants cited by Murphy are not reproduced. The six verses omitted by Murphy are included here from Meyer's 1901 edition. The acute accent and macron used by Meyer and Murphy to mark long vowels are both retained here. Expansions to Meyer's text are marked ex, editorial notes are marked note type="auth" and corrections are marked corr sic="" resp="KM".

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The electronic text represents the edited text. Words are segmented in accordance with CELT practice, but this segmentation may not be yet complete.


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Profile Description

Created: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria Date range: c.800–900.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old Irish.
Language: [EN] The subtitle is in English.
Language: [DE] One note is in German.

Revision History