Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G302019

Die Wiederauffindung der Táin Bó Cúalnge

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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: 1125 words


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Text ID Number: G302019

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    Manuscript Source
  1. London, British Library, Egerton 1782, fo. 87b. For full MS details see Robin Flower and Standish Hayes O'Grady (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the British Museum (London 1926; repr. Dublin 1992), vol. 2, 259–98.
    Internet availability of Meyer's annotated edition
  1. See
    Secondary Literature
  1. James Carney, Studies in Irish literature and history (Dublin 1955). [See chapter 5 on The Vita Kentegerni and the Finding of the Táin, especially p. 168.]
  2. Joseph Szövérffy, Siaburcharpat Conculainn, the Cadoc-legend, and the Finding of the Táin, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 17 (pt. 2, 1957) 69–77.
  3. F. J. Byrne, Introduction to Tim O'Neill, The Irish hand: scribes and their manuscripts from the earliest times (Dublin 1984). [Byrne remarks that the exchange of the Táin for Isidore of Seville's Culmen shows how the popularity of monastic Latin culture had threatened Irish heroic and mythological tradition.]
  4. Kevin Murray, The Finding of the Táin, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 41 (Summer 2001) 17–24.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Kuno Meyer, Die Wiederauffindung der Táin Bó Cúalnge [Egerton 1782, fo. 87 b] in Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie. volume 3part 1, Halle/Saale, Max Niemeyer (1905) page 2–4


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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 macron are used to mark long vowels. Both are retained here. The editor's corrections are marked corr sic resp="KM", with the erroneous form retained in the 'sic' attribute, or sic corr resp="KM". Expansions to the text are marked ex. Editorial notes are marked note type="auth" n="", and supplied text sup resp="". Names are capitalized in line with CELT practice.


Direct speech is tagged q.


CELT practice.


div0=the saga; 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 unknown Irish monastic author(s). The Egerton version is from the Old Irish period, the Stowe version later. Date range: c.700–1200.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old and Middle Irish.
Language: [LA] Some words and phrases are in Latin.
Language: [DE] Opening remarks and footnotes are in German.

Revision History