Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G400034

Aithbe dam bés mora

Author: [unknown]

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Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

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

2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 1584 words


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(1996) (2010)

Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: G400034

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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. Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1337, p. 42 (olim H. 3. 18). (X).
  2. Dublin, National Library of Ireland, G 7 (formerly Phillipps 9748), col. 23. (N).
  3. Dublin, Trinity College Library, 1337, p. 764 (olim H. 3. 18). (h).
  4. Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1363, p. 44 (olim H. 4. 22). (B).
  5. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1378, p. 187 (olim H. 5. 6). (b).
  1. Kuno Meyer, Stories and Songs from Irish MSS. II: The Song of the Old Woman of Beare, Otia Merseiana 1 (1899) 119-128.
  2. Gerard Murphy, The Lament of the Old Woman of Beare, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 55 C 4 (1953) 83-109.
  1. Kuno Meyer, Stories and Songs from Irish MSS. II: The Song of the Old Woman of Beare, Otia Merseiana 1 (1899) 122 sq.
  2. Kuno Meyer, Selections from Ancient Irish Poetry (London 1911) 88 sq.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Gerard Murphy, The Lament of the Old Woman of Beare in Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century, Ed. Gerard Murphy. , Oxford, Clarendon Press (1956) page 74–82


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Profile Description

Created: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria Date range: c. 775–825.

Use of language

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

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