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Ro loiscit na lámasa

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: 750 words


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(1996) (2010)

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Text ID Number: G400057

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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. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 1223, f. 88r (66) col. 2 (olim D iv 2 olim Stowe MS. 992, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 26, 3297).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Gerard Murphy, These Hands have been Withered in Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century, Ed. Gerard Murphy. , Oxford, Clarendon Press (1956) page 166


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Profile Description

Created: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria Date range: c.1075–1125.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Middle Irish.
Language: [LA] One word is in Latin.
Language: [EN] The subtitle is in English.

Revision History

Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G400057

Ro loiscit na lámasa: Author: [unknown]


These hands have been withered

Oisín mac Find cecinit
  1. Ro loiscit na láma-sa;
    ro coiscit na gníma-sa;
    do-chúaid tuile, táinic tráig,
    coro báid na bríga-sa.
  2. A-tlochor don Dúilemain,
    fúar sochor co sáirmedair;
    fata mo lá i m-bethaid trúaig;
    ro bá úair co h-áillemail.
  3. Rop-sam áille airechta;
    fúar mná táide tabarta;
    ní tláith a-tú ic tríal don bith;
    ro scáich mo rith rabarta.
  4. In brúarán becc brisi-siu
    don trúagán trúag troiscthi-sea:
    mír ar cloich de, mír ar cnáim,
    mír ar in láim loiscthi-sea.