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Rangordnung der Könige in Tara

Author: Unknown

File Description

Kuno Meyer

Electronic edition compiled by Benjamin Hazard

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

1. First draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 600 words


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(2004) (2008)

Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: G302016


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    Manuscript Source
  1. London, British Library, MS Harley 5280, fo. 74a. For further details see Robin Flower and S. H. O'Grady (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the British Library [formerly the British Museum] 3 volumes (London 1926) vol. 2, 298–323.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Kuno Meyer, Rangordnung der Könige in Tara [Temair, saer in sossadh] in Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie. Volume 8, Halle/Saale, Max Niemeyer (1912) page 108


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CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

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Text has been checked and proof-read twice.


The electronic text represents the edited text. In Meyer's edition, the acute accent and the macron are used to mark long vowels. Both are retained. Editorial corrections are marked. Text in German is indicated. Names are capitalized in line with CELT practice.


There are no quotations.


Soft hyphens are silently removed. When a hyphenated word (hard or soft) crosses a page-break or line-break, this break is marked after the 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. Such encoding is envisaged in a future edition.

Profile Description

Created: By (an) unknown Irish monastic author(s). Date range: c.900–1200.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Middle Irish.
Language: [DE] The supplied title is in German.

Revision History

Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G302016

Rangordnung der Könige in Tara: Author: Unknown


{Harley 5280 folio 74a}
  1. Temair, saer in sossadh
    do cech ríg dia rímhe,
    imme, maith an t-áighi,
    suides flaith cech tíri.
  2. Dia láim deis
    rí Caisil cáin cuiri,
    rí Laigen lín n-graige
    hi cétlud fri suidhe.
  3. Suidid airdrí Ailig
    dia chliu, céim co clothgai,
    rí Ulad, ard n-athe,
    hi cétlud ríg Fochla.
  4. Fosernd clothrí Connacht
    íer cúl, cáine sretha,
    fri senchus, só fatha,
    fri búaid ocus breatha.
  5. Baghaso an crutsa,
    is cóir cía noderba,
    suidigud ard amrae
    tige túathaich Temra.
  6. Temair.