Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G602001

The Meaning of Birthdays

Author: [unknown]

Background details and bibliographic information

File Description

Annie M. Scarre

Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber

Funded by University College, Cork and
Writers of Ireland II Project

2. Second draft.

Extent of text: 1135 words


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(2007) (2011)

Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: G602001


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    Manuscript Sources
  1. Trinity College Dublin, MS H 3 17, col. 850, 851.
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, Book of Uí Maine, Stowe, D. 2, 1; p 103b bottom. [A vellum MS, 14th century.]
    Further reading
  1. Max Förster, Wochentagsgeburtsprognosen, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 128 296ff.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Annie M. Scarre, The Meaning of Birthdays in Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie. Volume 10, Halle/Saale, Max Niemeyer (1915) page 225–227


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CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

Editorial Declaration


Text has been checked and proof-read twice.


The electronic text represents the edited text. Names are capitalized in line with CELT practice. In Scarre's edition, the acute accent and macron are used to mark long vowels. Both are retained. Text supplied by the editor is marked sup resp="AS"; editorial notes and expansions are marked note type="auth" n="" and ex respectively.


There are no quotations.


Hyphenation has been introduced.


div0=the whole text; div1= the section. Section 1 contains the Irish text; section 2 the English translation. Page breaks are marked pb n="".


Names are not tagged. Terms terms for cultural and social roles are tagged.

Canonical References

This text uses the DIV1 element to represent the text.

Profile Description

Created: (c.1914 [English translation]) Date range: c.1000–1300? [Irish text].

Use of language

Language: [GA] Text in section 1 is in Middle Irish.
Language: [EN] Text in section 2 is in English.

Revision History