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A Choimdiu, nom-choimét

Author: [unknown]

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Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

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Professor Marianne McDonald via the CURIA Project.

2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

Extent of text: 937 words


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Text ID Number: G400024

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    Manuscript sources
  1. London, British Library, Add. 350512, f. 44v. (A)
  2. London, British Library, Egerton 175, p. 15. (E)
  3. Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS 1278, f. 154v (olim H. 1. 2, see Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin (1900)). Author: Máel Isu Úa Brolchán, c. 1086.
  1. Kuno Meyer, Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 6 (1908) 259–60.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Gerard Murphy, Lord, Guard me in Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century, Ed. Gerard Murphy. , Oxford, Clarendon Press (1956) page 54–58


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Created: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria Date range: c.1075–1100 (1086?).

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Language: [GA] The text is in Middle Irish.
Language: [EN] Subtitle is in English.

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Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G400024

A Choimdiu, nom-choimét: Author: [unknown]


Lord, Guard me

  1. A Choimdiu, nom-choimét,
    etir chorp is anmain,
    etir iris n-imglain
    co n-digius fon talmain.
  2. Coimét dam mo shúile,
    a Ísu meic Maire,
    nácham-derna santach
    aicsin cruid neich aile.
  3. Coimét dam mo chlúasa,
    nár chloistet fri écnach,
    nár éistet co rognáth
    fri baís for bith bétach.

  4. p.56

  5. Coimét dam mo thenga,
    nár écnaiger duine,
    nár cháiner ar-aile,
    nár báiger tré luige.
  6. Coimét dam mo chride,
    a Chríst, ar do baíde,
    nár scrútar co trúaige
    dúthracht nacha claíne.
  7. Ní raib miscais foa,
    ná format, ná dallad,
    ná dímmus, ná dímes,
    ná éilned, ná annach.
  8. Coimét mo broinn m-builid,
    nár líntar cen mesair;
    co rop déiniu a tosaig,
    a bith isin tesaig!
  9. Coimét dam mo láma,
    ná rigter fri debaid,
    nár chlechtat íar sodain
    athchuingid fo mebail.
  10. Coimét dam mo chossa
    for bith builid Banba,
    ná digset a fosta
    fri tosca cen tarba.
  11. Nírbam utmall anbsaid,
    a Meic mo Dé deithnig,
    co ná farcbar m' ined
    co rop dliged deithbir.
  12. Coimét mo ball ferda
    im genus co n-glaine:
    étrad ní rom-báide,
    ním-tháirle, ním-thaire.
  13. Ním-reilce i cair cennda
    dond ochtar ard airdirc:
    a Chríst, tair dom dochum,
    día tofunn, día tairbirt.

  14. p.58

  15. Nom-erbainn duit uile
    dom dítin cen doidnge;
    ar do rath co roimét
    nom-choimét, a Choimdiu.