Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G303027

Comrac Liadaine ocus Cuirithir

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Kuno Meyer

Electronic edition compiled by Emer Purcell

proof corrections by Hilary Lavelle, University of Ulster at Coleraine

Funded by University College, Cork and
The HEA via the LDT Project.

2. Second draft.

Extent of text: 2270 words


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(2006) (2008)

Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: G303027

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    Manuscript sources
  1. London, British Library, Harl. 5280, fo. 26f.
  2. Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1337 (olim H. 3. 18) 759f.
  1. Kuno Meyer (ed. and tr.), Comrac Liadaine ocus Cuirithir or Liadain and Curithir; an Irish love-story of the ninth century (London 1902). This edition is also available online at
  2. English translation: P. L. Henry, Dánta Ban, pp. 52–59.
  3. For a new edition by David Stifter, see:
  4. For an English translation of the new edition by Liz Gabay, see
    Further reading
  1. Eugene O'Curry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history (New York 1861).
  2. Kuno Meyer (ed. and tr.), Stories and songs from Irish MSS, Otia Merseiana 1 (1899) 113–128.
  3. Brian Ó Cuív, A quatrain from "Líadain and Cuirithir", Éigse; 6 (1945–7) 229–230.
  4. Anders Ahlqvist, A line in Líadan and Cuirithir, Peritia 1 (1982) 334.
  5. For editions/translations of the poem 'Cen áinius' see also
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Comrac Liadaine ocus Cuirithir. Kuno Meyer (ed), First edition [30pp.; 5–9 Introduction; Text 12–27; 28–30 Glossary.] David NuttLondon (1902)


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The present text represents even pages 12–26 of the volume. All editorial introduction, notes and indexes have been omitted.

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Text has been proof-read twice.


The electronic text represents the edited text. Text supplied by the editor is tagged sup resp="KM". Expansions to the text are marked ex.


Direct speech is rendered q.


The editor's hyphenation has been retained.


div0=the whole text; stanzas are marked lg. Paragraphs are marked p; page-breaks are marked pb="nn". Line-breaks are marked lb and numbered every five lines. Unnumbered line-breaks are commented out.


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Profile Description

Created: By one or more unknown author(s) Date range: c. 800–900.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old and Middle Irish.
Language: [LA] Some words are in Latin.
Language: [EN] The witness list and some words in the annotations are in English.

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