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Is úar geimred; at-racht gáeth

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.

Extent of text: 879 words


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Text ID Number: G400051

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    Manuscript sources
  1. Chatsworth, Book of Lismore, 3223c.
  2. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud 610, 129v.
  3. Killiney, Co Dublin, Dún Mhuire Franciscan Library, MS of Acallam na Senórach, 46 col. 2.
  4. Oxford, Bodleian Library, B 487, 35v.
  1. S. H. O'Grady, Silva Gadelica (London 1892). 2 vols., p. 172.
  2. Whitley Stokes, Acallamh na Senórach, Irische Texte, 4th series, vol. 1 (Leipzig 1900) p. 100.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Gerard Murphy, Description of Winter and Memory of the Past in Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century, Ed. Gerard Murphy. , Oxford, Clarendon Press (1956) page 154


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Created: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria Date range: c.1150–1200.

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Language: [GA] The text is in Middle and Early Modern Irish.
Language: [EN] The subtitle is in English.

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Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G400051

Is úar geimred; at-racht gáeth: Author: [unknown]


Description of winter and memory of the past

Is ann a-dubhairt Caílte: ‘Inam’, ar sé, ‘do dhamhaib allaidi & d' eilltibh dul a n-innib cnoc & carrac an-osa; & inam éignedh do dhul i cúasaib brúach’. & a-dubhairt an laíd:
  1. Is úar geimred; at-racht gáeth;
    éirgid dam díscir dergbáeth;
    nocha te in-nocht in slíab slán,
    gé beith dam dían ac dordán.
  2. Ní thabair a tháeb re lár
    dam Sléibe Cairn na comdál;
    ní luga at-chluin céol cúaine
    dam Cinn Echtge innúaire.
  3. Mise Caílte, is Díarmait donn,
    ocus Oscar áith étrom,
    ro choistmis re céol cúaine
    deired aidche adúaire.
  4. Is maith chotlas in dam donn
    fuil is a chnes re Coronn
    mar do beth fa Thuinn Túaige
    deired aidche innúaire!
  5. In-díu isam senóir sen;
    ní aithnim acht becán fer;
    ro chraithinn corrsleig co crúaid
    i matain aigrid innúair.
  6. A-tlochar do Ríg nime,
    do Mac Maire ingine:
    do-beirinn mór socht ar slúag
    gé ber in-nocht co h-adúar.