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Der Tod der sieben Maine

Author: Unknown

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Kuno Meyer

Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber

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

1. First draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 800 words


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Text ID Number: G100051


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    Manuscript Source
  1. London, British Library MS Egerton 1782, fo. 44a1. For details see Robin Flower (ed.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the British Library, formerly the British Museum (London 1926).
  1. Kuno Meyer (ed.), Der Tod der sieben Maine (Egerton 1782, fo. 44a1), Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften, Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie 9 (1913) 175.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Kuno Meyer, Der Tod der sieben Maine in Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie. Volume 9, Halle/Saale, Max Niemeyer (1913) page 175


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Text has been checked and proof-read twice.


The electronic text represents the edited text. In Meyer's edition, the acute accent and the macron are used to mark long vowels. Both are retained. Editorial corrections are tagged corr sic="" resp="KM" with the corrected form given in the 'sic' attribute. Expansions are marked ex, and editorial notes are tagged note type="auth" n="", or integrated into the markup. Text in German is indicated. Names are capitalized in line with CELT practice.


There are no quotations.


Hyphenation was introduced.


div0=the poem. Page-breaks are marked pb n="".


Names are not tagged, nor are terms for cultural and social roles.

Profile Description

Created: by an unknown Irish monastic author. Date range: 900-1200.

Use of language

Language: [GA] Text is in Middle Irish.
Language: [DE] Some words in the notes are in German.

Revision History

Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G100051

Der Tod der sieben Maine: Author: Unknown


  1. Eol dam aided, erctha gním,
    na secht Maine mór re rím,
    gach bail hi ro-ort tre gail
    clann in láeich a Laighinmaigh.1
  2. Maine Mórgar mórdais rúin
    tuc Feirbb ingin Gerga gúir,2
    marbais Conchobur gan chess
    a n-Glend Gerg don chaladh-ces.3
  3. Maine Mó-epert, maith fer,
    get ar Clænglais hi Maigh Bregh,
    do-cher la Conall tall tra
    a n-díghail Con na cerda.
  4. Maine Annai íath rogaib
    ged la Cethern mac Fintain,
    ro-fess ba crúaidh a fabra
    nogo fúair tress a tibga.
  5. Maith ro chumdaiged a íath,
    Maine Taí, ro bud tor scíath,
    ro ged Fergna ann in rí
    ar brú Inbir Chíchmuini. 4
  6. Gáet Maine Mingor íar tain
    for tánaid rúaidh Raghamain5,
    roget Ragamain in rí
    i n-Áth Clíath a Medhraigi.
  7. Furbaidhe Fermenn co mblaidh
    ocus Maine Máthremail
    a m-bás Medbo a m-bruguib Cuilt
    in dá churaid do chomthuit.
  8. Maine Aithremuil amra
    [gap: extent: one word]
    druíne a dhelba,
    get Sanb na scíathe don sceol,
    ba cossnam íath is aineoil.


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