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Ropo mían dom menmainse

Author: [unknown]

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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: 854 words


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Text ID Number: G400026

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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. London, British Library, Add. 30512, f. 30b. (A).
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 156, p. 342 (olim 23 D 5, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 4, 455). (D).
  3. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 430, p. 180 (olim 23 I 46, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 9, 1146).(I).
  4. Edinburgh, Kilbride Collection, MS 1. (K).
  1. Kuno Meyer, Anecdota from Irish MSS. XII, Gaelic Journal 5 (Sept. 1894) 95.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Gerard Murphy, My Mind's Desire in Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century, Ed. Gerard Murphy. , Oxford, Clarendon Press (1956) page 58–60


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Created: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria Date range: c.1000–1100.

Use of language

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

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Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G400026

Ropo mían dom menmainse: Author: [unknown]


My mind's desire

  1. Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    déchsain gnúise Dé.
    Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    bithbetha 'má-lle.

  2. p.60

  3. Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    léigenn lebrán léir.
    Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    beith fo ríagail réil.
  4. Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    reithine fri cách.
    Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    búaid n-eiséirge íar m-bráth.
  5. Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    náemdacht chuirp co m-buaid.
    Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    ingnais ifirn úair.
  6. Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    aitreab ríchid réil.
    Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    taitnem amail gréin.
  7. Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    gnás do grés in Ríg.
    Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    ilchíuil tre bith sír.
  8. Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    ríachtain nime nél.
    Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    tonna díana dér.
  9. Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    déirge domhain ché.
    Ropo mían dom menmain-se
    déchsain gnúise Dé.