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Ceist! cia do cheinneóchadh dán?

Author: Mathghamhain Ó Hifearnáin

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Electronic edition compiled by Benjamin Hazard

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

2. Second draft.

Extent of text: 805 words

Publication

CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College Cork.
College Road, Cork, Ireland.—http://www.ucc.ie/celt

(2003) (2008)

Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: G402236

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Sources

    Manuscript sources
  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 M 8, p. 294m, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. I-V (volume 1) 66.
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 E 14, p. 188, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. I-V (volume 1) 371.
  3. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 24 B 7, p. 31, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. VI-X (volume 2) 906.
  4. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 24 M 43, 8m, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. VI-X (volume 4) 16-20.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Osborn Bergin, Ceist! cia do cheinneóchadh dán? in Irish Bardic Poetry, Ed. Osborn Bergin. , Dublin, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (1970) page 145–146

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Profile Description

Created: Mathghamhain Ó Hifearnáin, an Irish bardic poet Date range: c.1600–1625.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Classical Modern Irish.

Revision History


Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G402236

Ceist! cia do cheinneóchadh dán?: Author: Mathghamhain Ó Hifearnáin


p.145

Mathghamhain Ó Hifearnáin cct.
  1. 1] Ceist! cia do cheinneóchadh dán?
    2] a chiall is ceirteólas suadh:
    3] an ngéabhadh, nó an áil le haon,
    4] dán saor do-bhéaradh go buan?
  2. 5] Gé dán sin go snadhmadh bhfis,
    6] gach margadh ó chrois go crois
    7] do shiobhail mé an Mhumhain leis—
    8] ní breis é a-nuraidh ná a-nois.
  3. 9] D'éirneist gémadh beag an bonn,
    10] níor chuir fear ná éinbhean ann,
    11] níor luaidh aoinfhear créad dá chionn,
    12] níor fhéagh liom Gaoidheal ná Gall.

  4. p.146

  5. 13] Ceard mar so ní sochar dhún,
    14] gé dochar a dol fa lár:
    15] uaisle dul re déiniomh cíor—
    16] ga bríogh d'éinfhior dul re dán?
  6. 17] Ní mhair Corc Chaisil ná Cian,
    18] nár chaigil a gcrodh ná a luagh,
    19] na réidhfhir ag díol na ndámh—
    20] slán lé síol Éibhir mon-uar.
  7. 21] Geall bronnta níor beanadh dhíobh,
    22] Cobhthach go teasda agus Tál:
    23] iomdha drong diongbhaim dá luadh,
    24] uaim anonn dá ndiongnainn dán.
  8. 25] Mé im luing cheannaigh ar gcaill laist
    26] d'éis Chlann nGearailt do thuill teist:
    27] ní chluinim—is cás rom loisg:
    28] fás an toisg fá gcuirim ceist.