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Dom-fharcai fidbaide fál

Author: [unknown]

File Description

Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by University College, Cork and
Professor Marianne McDonald via the CURIA Project.

2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 635 words


CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College, Cork
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(1996) (2010)

Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: G400002

Availability [RESTRICTED]

The hard copy on which the present electronic edition is based is copyright by Oxford University Press, and is here used by kind permission of the publishers.


    Manuscript sources
  1. St Gall MS 904.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Gerard Murphy, The Scribe in the Woods in Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century, Ed. Gerard Murphy. , Oxford, Clarendon Press (1956) page 4


Project Description

CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

Sampling Declaration

All editorial introduction, translation, glossary, notes and indexes have been omitted. Editorial corrigenda are integrated into the electronic edition. Only the text of the Murphy's edition is retained, and for this electronic edition the variants cited by Murphy are not reproduced. A full citation of variants is likely in a future electronic edition.

Editorial Declaration


Text has been checked and proof-read. All corrections and supplied text are tagged. Further checking is required.


The electronic text represents the edited text. Words are segmented in accordance with CELT practice, but this segmentation may not be yet complete.


There are no quotation marks.


Soft hyphens are silently removed. When a hyphenated word (hard or soft) crosses a page-break or line-break, the page-break and line-break are marked after the completion of the hyphenated word.


div0 = the poem.

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Names of persons (given names and surnames), groups (dynasties, tribes, peoples etc.), places are tagged. Numbers and dates are tagged.

Profile Description

Created: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria Date range: c.800–850.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old Irish.

Revision History

Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G400002

Dom-fharcai fidbaide fál: Author: [unknown]


The scribe in the woods

  1. Dom-farcai fidbaide fál
    fom-chain loíd luin, lúad nád cél;
    h-úas mo lebrán, ind línech,
    fom-chain trírech inna n-én.
  2. Fomm-chain coí menn, medair mass,
    hi m-brot glass de dingnaib doss.
    Debrath! nom-Choimmdiu-coíma:
    caín-scríbaimm fo roída ross.