Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G207006

Ein altirisches Gedicht über das Ende der Welt

Author: Unknown

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Kuno Meyer

Electronic edition compiled by Benjamin Hazard

Funded by University College, Cork and
The Higher Education Authority via the LDT Project

2. Second draft.

Extent of text: 1280 words


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Text ID Number: G207006


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    Manuscript Source
  1. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 615, pp. 132–34. For full MS details see Brian Ó Cuív (ed.), Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford College Libraries; 2 vols. (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2001–2003) 88–100.
    Secondary Literature (For literature about the Apocrypha, click on
  1. St. John D. Seymour, Notes on Apocrypha in Ireland, in Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 26 (1926) Class C: 107–117.
  2. David N. Dumville, Biblical Apocrypha and the Early Irish, in: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 73 (1973) C: 299–338.
  3. Martin McNamara, The Apocrypha in the Irish Church (Dublin: DIAS 1975; corrected reprint 1984).
  4. Martin McNamara, Early medieval Irish eschatology, in: Próinséas Ní Chatháin and Michael Richter (eds.), Ireland and Europe in the Early Middle Ages: learning and literature—Irland und Europa im früheren Mittelalter: Bildung und Literatur (Stuttgart 1996) 42–75.
  5. Thomas O'Loughlin, The Celtic homily: Creeds and Eschatology, in Milltown Studies 41 (1998) 99–115.
  6. Benjamin Hudson, Time is Short: The Eschatology of the Early Gaelic Church, in: Caroline Walker Bynum and Paul Freedman (eds.), Last Things: Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages (Philadelphia 2000) 101–123.
  7. Martin McNamara, Apocalyptic and Eschatological Heritage (Dublin 2003).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Kuno Meyer, Ein altirisches Gedicht über das Ende der Welt [Dofil aimser laithe m-bratha] (Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften) in Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie. Volume 8, Halle/Saale, Max Niemeyer (1912) page 195–196


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Text has been checked and proof-read twice.


The electronic text represents the edited text. Names are capitalized in line with CELT practice. In Meyer'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="KM". Editorial corrections are marked sic corr and expansions are marked ex.


There are no quotations.


Soft hyphens are silently removed. When a hyphenated word (hard or soft) crosses a page-break, this break is marked after completion of the hyphenated word.


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(s). Date range: 600–900.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old Irish.
Language: [DE] A few words are in German.

Revision History