Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G300001

Aislinge Óenguso

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Francis Shaw

Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by University College, Cork

1. Third draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 2530 words


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Text ID Number: G300001

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    Manuscript sources
  1. British Library, MS Egerton 1782, folio 70b (vellum, AD 1517. Scribes: Ó Maoil Chonaire family, written for patron Art Buide Mac Murchadha Caomhánach. (See Robin Flower, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the British Museum ii (London: British Museum 1926, repr. Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS) 259–98: 286–87).
  1. Edward Müller, Two Irish tales, Revue Celtique 3 (1876–78) 342–50.
  2. Francis Shaw, The dream of Óengus. Aislinge Óenguso (Dublin 1934). Notice of this edition: J. Vendryes, Études Celtiques 1 (1936) 159–62.
  1. Edward Müller, Two Irish tales, Revue Celtique 3 (1876–78) 342–50.
  2. K. Jackson, A Celtic miscellany (London 1951) [sect ] 39.
  3. C.-J. Guyonvarc'h, Le rêve d'Oengus, Ogam 18 (1966) 117–21 [French].
  4. M. Draak & F. de Jong, Het droomgezicht van Aengus, in id. Van helden, elfen en dicters: de oudste verhalen uit Ierland (Amsterdam 1979) 202–07 [Dutch].
  5. J. Gantz, The dream of Óengus, Early Irish myths and sagas (London 1981) 107–12.
  6. T. Mikhaylova, Videniye Engusa, Pokhishcheniye byka iz Kualnge (Moscow 1985) 59–65 [Russian].
  7. Alan mac an Bhaird, Aisling Aonghasa. [Modern Irish]. Available on CELT in file T300001.
    Sources, comment on the text and secondary literature.
  1. R. Thurneysen, Aislingi Oengusai, Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie 12 (1918) 400 (corrections to Müller's readings).
  2. Christian Guyonvarc'h and Françoise Le Roux, Le rêve d'Óengus, Ogam 18 (1966) 132–50.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Aislinge Óenguso. in The dream of ÓengusFrancis Shaw (ed), First edition [119pp] Brown & Nolan LimitedDublin (1934)


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All editorial preface, introduction, notes, glossary and index have been omitted. Editorial corrigenda are integrated into the electronic edition. The restored editor's text is rendered exactly and all MS readings are recorded in corr sic=""

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


The printed text is not a diplomatic. Only what were considered important MS readings are given by the FS and only major editorial changes are recorded by FS. Length marks are supplied by FS and marks of lenition in the MS are sometimes suppressed by him. FS substitutes 'Fingen' for MS 'Fergne': this has been retained in the electronic edition, but the correct quantity of the first vowel in 'Fingen', namely 'Fíngen' has been restored throughout. The electronic text represents the edited text. The following emendations are suggested by DÓC but not included in the electronic text: for "áilldem" read "áildem" (1, 3); for "do aidchi" read "'d adaig" (1); for "ro-proindig" read "ro-proind" (1); for "do-rónad" read "do-rigni" (10).


Quotation marks are rendered q.


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Profile Description

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

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old Irish.
Language: [LA] One formulaic word is in Latin.
Language: [EN] The supplied title is in English.

Revision History