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Compert Con Culainn

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A.G. van Hamel

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Professor Marianne McDonald via the CELT Project

2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 2210 words

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Sources

    Manuscript sources
  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, Lebor na Huidre (U).
  2. Dublin, Trinity College, H. 4. 22 (H).
  3. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 23 N. 10 (N).
  4. London, British Library, Egerton 88 (E).
  5. London, British Library, Egerton 1782 (W).
  6. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, Stowe D. 4. 2 (=MS 992) (D).
    Editions
  1. Ernst Windisch, Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch 1, Leipzig 1880. Text of Compert Conculainn. 'Die Geburt Cuchulainn's'. From Lebor na hUidre, p. 128, and Egerton 1782, p. 152.
  2. Kuno Meyer, Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften. Feis Tige Becfoltaig. Aus dem Stowe MS. D. 4. 2, fo. 49 a 1. A version of the Birth of Cuchulainn, Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie 5 (1905) 500–504.
  3. Rudolf Thurneysen, Zu irischen Handschriften und Literaturdenkmälern (Königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Abhandlungen Phil-Hist. Kl. XIV No. 2, 31–48), 1912. VII. Compert ConChulainn nach der Handschrift von Druim Snechta. Critical text with readings of Lebor na Huidre (p. 128), Egerton 88 (12 v), 23 N. 10 (p. 62), Egerton 1782 (77 v), with translation. VIII. Compert ConCulaind nach D. 4. 2., fol. 48 r. Text with translation.
  4. Lebor na Huidre, ed. by R. I. Best and O. J. Bergin, Dublin, 1929, 320 sqq.
  5. Vernam Hull, The version of Compert Con Culainn in MS Phillipps G 7, Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie 24, 1954 (H. 1/2, 1953) 128–131. MS N.L.G 7.
    Translations
  1. Rudolf Thurneysen, Sagen aus dem alten Irland, übersetzt von R.T., Berlin 1901. [Setantas Geburt].
  2. Louis Duvau, La légende de la conception de Cûchulainn [French translation]. Revue Celtique IX, 1888 1–13. Reprinted in Arbois de Jubainville (H.D'), L'épopée celtique en Irlande, 1892, and transl. in English by Eleanor Hull: The Cuchulinn Saga, 1898.
  3. Arzel Even, La conception de Cuchulainn, Ogam 4 (1952) 273–276. Version Eg. (2).
  4. Arzel Even, La conception de Cuchulainn, selon le Libur Dromma Snechta, Ogam 5 (1953) 313–314.
  5. Christian-J. Guyonvarc'h, La conception de Cúchulainn, Ogam 17 (1965) 363–391. 1. version 1 (LU, Eg. (1); 2. version 2 (Eg.), al. Feis tige Becfholtaig. Annexe FTB, as in MS R.I.A. D iv (v. Best 1 89). With notes. Commentaire du texte, par F. Le Roux, in id., 393–410.
    Secondary literature
  1. Heinrich Zimmer, Keltische Studien V. Ueber den compilatorischen charakter der irischen sagentexte im sogenannten Lebor na hUidre .i. Compert Conculaind (Zeitschrift f. vergleichende Sprachforschung 28 (1887) 419–426).
  2. J. Vendryes, [Notice] Études Celtiques 3 (1939) 386–389.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Compert Con Culainn and other stories. A.G. van Hamel (ed), First edition [One volume. vii + 224 pp. iii Contents, v–vii Editor's Preface, 1–2 Introduction, 3–8 Text.] Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublin (1933) (Reprinted 1956) (Reprinted 1968) (Reprinted 1978) . Mediaeval and Modern Irish Series. , No. 3

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Created: By one or more unknown author(s). One version of the tale was preserved in the lost Book of Druim Snechta (first half of the eighth century). Version 2 represents an enlarged form of version 1 and must be later (perhaps later eighth or ninth century). Date range: c. 740–860, at various and unknown dates.

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Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G301013

Compert Con Culainn: Author: Unknown


p.3


1]
2]

Boí Conchubur & maithi Ulad i n-Emuin. No
3] tathigtis énlaith mag ar Emuin. Na gelltis conná
4] fácbatis cid mecnu na fér ná lossa i talam. Ba
5] tochomracht la h-Ultu a n-aicsiu oc collud a n-írenn.
6] Inlaat noí cairptiu dia tofunn láa n-and. Ar ba bés
7] leusom forim én. Conchubur dano i sudiu inna
8] charput & a ingen Deichtine os sí macdacht. Is sí
9] ba harae dia hathair. Errid Ulad olchenae inna
10] carptib .i. Conall & Lóeguire & cách olchenae. Bricriu
11] dano leu.


12]

Fosrumat ind éuin remib dia ndaim tar Slíab
13] Fúait
, tar Edmuinn, tar Brega. Ní bíd clad ná airbe
14] ná caisel im thír i n-Ére ind amsir sin [co tánic
15] remes mac n-Áed Sláni] acht maige réidi. [Ar imad
16] na treb dano ina remis side is aire conópartatar
17] cocrícha i n-Ére]. Ba hálaind & ba caín in t-énlorg
18] & in t-énamar boí leu. Noí fichit én dóib, rond argit
19] eter cach dá én. Cach fiche inna lurg fo leith, noí
20] luirg dóib. Samlaid dá én bátar remib, cuing argit
21] etarru. Toscartha trí héuin díb co haidchi. Lotir


p.4


1] remib i cend in Brogo. Is and ba hadaig for
2] feraib Ulad. Feraid snechtae mór foraib dano.
3] Asbert Conchubur fria muintir ara scortis a cairptiu
4] & ara cortis cor do chuindchid tige dóib.


5]

Luid Conall & Bricriu do chur cúarta. Fofúaratar
6] óentech nue. Lotar ind. Foráncatar lánamain and.
7] Boíthus fáilte. Lotar ass coa muintir. Asbert
8] Bricriu níbu fíu dóib techt don tig cen brat cen
9] biad. Ba cumung dano cid ar indus. Lotar dó
10] cammaib. Tobertatar a cairptiu leu. Ní gabsat
11] na m-már isin tig. Co n-accatar talmaidiu dorus
12] cuile friu. In tan ba mithig tabairt biid dóib,
13] batir fáilti meisc íarom fir Ulad, & ba maith a tunithe.
14] Asbert in fer fri Ultu íarom boí a ben fri idna inna
15] cuili. Luid Deichtine a dochum, atdises, birt mac.
16] Láir dano boí i n-dorus in tige trogais dá lurchuire.
17] Gabsit Ulaith íarom in mac, & dobertsom na
18] lurchuiriu do macslabrai don mac. Alt Deichtine
19] in mac.


p.5


1]

Tráth ba maiten dóib conda accatar ní i n-airthiur
2] in Broga cen tech cen éunu acht a n-echrada fadésin
3] & a m-mac cona lurchuirib. Totháegat íar sin do
4] Emuin. Alair leu a m-mac combu blaicce. Dafúabair
5] galar íar suidiu. Atbail de. Ferthair a gubae. Ba
6] már a sáeth la Deichtini díth a daltai.


7]

Baísu luge do dig oc tintúd ón gubu. To-thlugestar
8] dig a llestur umai. Dobreth dí co n-dig.
9] Nach mod donbered dia bélaib, dolinged míl mbec
10] íarsin lind dochum a bél. Ó ra uccad ó bélaib, nacc
11] ní i n-neuch, sceinti lea hanáil o chud. Contuli íarom
12] [i]nd adaig. Co n-accai ní, in fer cuice atagládastar.
13] Asbert fria robad torrach úad, & ba hé noda bert a
14] dochum don Bruig, ba leis fetir, ba aí in mac altae,
15] & ba hé totharlae inna broind, & bid Sétantae a ainm.
16] & ba hésse Lug mac Ethnenn, & co n-alta ind lurchuiri
17] don mac.


p.6


1]

Ba torrach didiu ind ingen. Ba ceist mór la
2] h-Ultu nádcon fess céle fora seilb. Domét ba ó
3] Chonchubur tre mesci, ar ba leis no feod ind ingen.
4] Arnenaisc íarom Conchubur a ingin do Súaldaim mac
5] Róich
. Ba már a mélacht lea techt cosin fer i n-imdai
6] os sí alacht. In am luide don chrunn síuil bruitis bí
7] a croith innallaile, combu ógslán. Luid cosin fer
8] íarom. Ba torrach aitheruch ellam. Birt mac.


9]

Gabsi Caulann cerd. Ba sí a aite. Marbaisseom
10] a choin side íarom, in tan ba ngillae oc cluichiu,
11] combu íarom asbertsom : ‘Bid meisse do chúso, a
12] phopae.’ Conid de ran gíuilseom íarom Cú Chulainn.


13]

Is and sin íarom bátar Ulaid i comthinól i n-Emuin
14] Macha
in tan brethae in mac. Bátar íarom oc
15] imchosnam cía díb no eblad in mac, & lotar i m-breith


p.7


1] Conchubuir. Asbert Conchubur: ‘Beir duit, a
2] Finnchóem, in mac’, ol Conchubur. Doécci Finnchóem
3] in mac íarom. ‘Carais mo chridesea in mac so’, ol
4] Finnchóem, ‘conid cumma lem & bid é Conall
5] Cernach
.’ ‘Is bec duit etarru’, ol Conchubur, ‘.i.
6] do mac féin & mac do derbfethar.’ Conid and ro
7] cachain Conchubur in so :
  1. 8] Sochlae bríg Becfoltach,
    9] buithe dag Deichtire,
    10] domróet riasnaib secht carptib,
    11] sephaind úacht d'echraidib,
    12] arunutedaig ernithib,
    13] donuc for sét Sétantai.


14]

‘Gaib duit in mac’, ol Conchubur béos fria fiair.
15] ‘Níba sí nod n-ebla ém’, ol Sencha, ‘acht is messe
16] nod n-ailfea, ar am trén, am trebar, am án, am athlam
17] athargaib, am ollam, am gáeth. Nídam dermatach.
18] Adgládur nech ria ríg, arfochlim a insce, admidiur(sa
19] ríg) i cath ria Conchubur cathbúadach. Concertaim
20] bretha Ulad & nís n-insurg. Ním thorgnea eter aite
21] aile inge Conchubur’.


22]

‘Cid messe ém nod ngaba’, ol Blaí Briugu, ‘(ní
23] epéla faill) ná éislis lemsa. Ro ferat m(o thechta tosca
24] co Conchubur). Congairim firu Érenn. (Nos bíathaim
25] co cend) sechtmaine nó de(ch)ma(ide. Fosuidiur
26] a n-dánu & a n-díberga. Forriuth a n-écnach & a
27] n-enechgressa amin.’


28]

‘Is anble sin’,) ol Fergus. ‘Dorróega (trén occai,
29] is messe nod n-ebla. Am trén, am trebar, am techtaire,


p.8


1] ním táthar ar feib ná ar indmus. Am amnas
2] ar gail & gaisciud. Am gníae frim tháir. Am túalaing
3] mo daltai. Am dín cech dochraite. Dogníu dochur
4] cech tríuin, dogníu sochur cech lobair.’


5]

‘Cía contúaisi frim’, ol Amorgen, ‘ní arthai.
6] Am túalaing altroma do ríg. Rom moltar ar cech
7] feib, ar mo gail, ar mo gaís, or mo thocud, ar m'áes,
8] ar m'erlabrai, ar áini & calmatus mo chlainde. Cébo
9] flaith, am file, am fíu do rath ríg. Arurg cech n-errid.
10] Ní tuillim buidi do neuch acht do Chonchubur. Ní
11] comul fri nech inge fri ríg nammá.’


12]

Asbert Conchubur: ‘Ní bía tra bá di sodain. Gaibed
13] Finnchóem in mac co rísam Emuin co fuiglea Morann
14] imbe.’Lotar ass íarom co h-Emuin, & in mac la
15] Finnchóem. Ro fuigill Morann íarom íar ríachtain
16] dóib co h-Emuin, & asbert-side:
17]

‘Atnoad Conchubur ém’, ol Morann, ‘ol is cét-
18] aicce Finnchóem. Atmenad Sencha setait sceo
19] erlabrai. Ra m-bíatha Blaí Briugu. Berar do glún
20] Ferguso. Ba aite dó Amorgen. Bad chomaltae dó
21] Conall Cernach. Dí chích a máthar cích Finnchóeme.
22] Ba cumma no n-damnaigfetar uili etir errid & ríg &
23] ollamain, ol bid carae sochaide in mac so. Is cumma
24] dofich far n-enechgressa uili, arfich far n-áthu ocus
25] far n-irgala uile in mac so.’Is ed dogníth de íarom:
26] berthi Amorgen ocus Finnchóem, co n-alt i n-Dún
27] Imbrith
i m-Mag Murthemni).