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Cáin Eimíne Báin annso

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J. G. O'Keeffe

Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

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

2. Second draft.

Extent of text: 2620 words


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Text ID Number: G201028

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    Manuscript sources
  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 1242, 16r–v (alias 23 P 3); written by Uilliam Mac an Legha in 1467. For a description of the MS see Kathleen Mulchrone & Elizabeth FitzPatrick, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 27 (Dublin 1943) 3433–40; Erich Poppe, A new edition of Cáin Éimíne Báin, Celtica 18 (1986) 35–52: 37–39.
  2. London, British Library, MS Additional 30512, 27a–28r (vellum, saec. XV with later material, the original part was written by Uilliam Mac an Legha.) For a description of the manuscript see Robin Flower, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the British Library [formerly British Museum] ii (London 1926, repr. Dublin 1992) 470–505; Poppe, op. cit. 37–39).
  3. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1285, 133b–34v (alias H. 1. 11; for a description of the manuscript, see T. K. Abbott & E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College Dublin (Dublin 1921) 24–35, 331–32; paper, saec. XVIII, written by Hugh O'Daly in 1752; as far as the current text is concerned, this MS is a copy of MS 2 and is of no independent critical value.)
  4. Brussels, Bibliothèque royale, MS 2324–40, 99r–101r (papers, XCII; written in 1631 by Míchéal Ó Cléirigh; a modernisation of the text based on MS 2; unpublished).
  1. J. G. O'Keeffe, Cáin Eimíne Báin annso, Anecdota from Irish Manuscripts i (Halle/Saale 1907) 40–45; the editor cites variants from MSS 1, 2, 3 but offers no explanation of how he established his eclectic text.
  2. Erich Poppe, A new edition of Cáin Éimíne Báin, Celtica 18 (1986) 35–52. This is a critical edition based on MS 1 and 2 in which the text has been normalised to an Old-Irish standard but some Middle-Irish forms have been allowed to stand. Manuscript readings are not exhaustive.
  1. W. M. Hennessy, The Cáin Emine (Emine's Tribute or "Rule"). From 3 P 3, f. 16 a', M. Comerford, Collections relating to the dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin, 2nd series (Dublin 1886) 209–13.
  2. Charles Plummer, Cáin Éimíne Báin, Ériu 4 (1908) 39–46.
  3. Erich Poppe, A new edition of Cáin Éimíne Báin, Celtica 18 (1986) 35–52: 40–47.
    Sources, comment on the texts, and secondary literature
  1. P. Grosjean, Analecta Bollandiana 78 (1960) 390–5.
  2. Vernam Hull, Early Irish e(i)mid, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 29 (1962/64) 320-21.
  3. Charles Plummer, Cáin Éimíne Báin, Ériu 4 (1908) 39–46.
  4. Erich Poppe, A Middle Irish poem on Éimín's bell, Celtica 17 (1985), 59–72.
  5. Erich Poppe, A new edition of Cáin Éimíne Báin, Celtica 18 (1986) 35–52.
  6. Erich Poppe, The genealogy of Émín(e) in the Book of Leinster, Ériu 40 (1989) 93–97.
  7. Erich Poppe, The list of sureties in Cáin Éimíne Báin, Celtica 21 (1990) 588–92.
    The edition used in the electronic edition
  1. J. G. O'Keeffe, Cáin Eimíne Báin annso in Anecdota from Irish Manuscripts, Ed. O. J. Bergin, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, J. G. O'Keeffe. , Halle a. S, Max Niemeyervolume 1 (1907) page 40–45


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Created: By an unknown monastic Irish author. Date range: 700–800.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old Irish, with much Middle-Irish orthography.
Language: [LA] Two words are in Latin.

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