Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G302001

Cormac and Ciarnat

Author: Unknown

Background details and bibliographic information

File Description

Kuno Meyer

Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by University College, Cork.

2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

Proof corrections by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Extent of text: 1000 words


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Text ID Number: G302001

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    Manuscript source
  1. London, British Library, Egerton MS 1782, fo. 44b (see Catalogue of Manuscripts in the British Museum by Robin Flower, vol. 2 (London 1926) 277).
  1. Kuno Meyer, Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts, III: Cormac and Ciarnat, Otia Merseiana 2 (1900) 75–76.
  1. Kuno Meyer, Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts, III: Cormac and Ciarnat, Otia Merseiana 2 (1900) 75–76.
    Sources, comment on the text, and secondary literature
  1. Joseph Vendryes, Les moulins en Irlande et l'aventure de Ciarnat, Revue Archéologique 14 (1921), 263–274.
  2. An early modern Irish version of the poem is found in Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Eirinn, Book 1, p. 336, with facing English translation. Both are available online at CELT, in file G100054 and T100054 respectively.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Kuno Meyer, Stories and songs from Irish manuscripts, III: Cormac and Ciarnat in Otia Merseiana. volume 2, London, Th . Wohlleben (1900-1901) page 75


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The present text represents page 75 of the printed edition. All editorial introduction, and notes have been omitted. Th etranslation is available in a separate file, T302001. Editorial corrigenda are integrated into the electronic edition.

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Profile Description

Created: By unknown authors in Irish monastic scriptoria. Date range: c.900–1200.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Middle and Early Modern Irish.
Language: [EN] The supplied title is in English.

Revision History