Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G100053

In tan no théigmis don dáil

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.

1. First draft, revised and corrected.

Proof corrections by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Extent of text: 1398 words


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Text ID Number: G100053

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    Manuscript sources
  1. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502, folio 47a2 (this MS contains only quatrains 1, 4-7, 12).
  2. Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1318, 127b (alias H 2 16 alias Yellow Book of Lecan (see T. K. Abbott and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of Irish MSS in Trinity College Dublin (Dublin 1921), 94-110)).
    Translations and further reading
  1. Translation (into German): Kuno Meyer, in Ernst Windisch (ed), Festschrift Whitley Stokes zum siebzigsten Geburtstage (Leipzig: Harrassowitz 1900) 3–5.
  2. Translation (into English): Kuno Meyer, Gaelic Journal 10 (1900) 578–80.
  3. Prose version from Rawlinson B 502: Kuno Meyer, Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts, V: Orgain Néill Noígiallaig, Otia Merseiana 2, 1900-01, 84–92 (available online at CELT in file G302003).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Kuno Meyer, Totenklage um König Niall Nóigiallach: ein altirisches Gedicht in Festschrift Whitley Stokes zum siebzigsten Geburtstage, Ed. Ernst Windisch. , Leipzig, Otto Harrassowitz (1900) page 1–6


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Text has been thoroughly checked and proof-read. All corrections and supplied text are tagged.


The electronic text largely represents the printed text. In the case of editorial macrons, the macron has been repositioned over the historically long vowels in the case of boi (1.3), Gaidil (9.3); the macron has been omitted in the case of the case of sián which is written siän (4.1) and Mane (10.4); a macron is supplied in the case of ceitemon (4.4) and Enna (10.3).

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Profile Description

Created: By unknown monastic writer(s). Date range: c.800–850.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old Irish.

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