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Ein König muß zehn ständige Begleiter haben

Author: [unknown]

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Kuno Meyer

Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber

Funded by University College, Cork, School of History

1. First draft.

Extent of text: 621 words


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Text ID Number: G400073


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    Manuscript Source
  1. University College Dublin, formerly Franciscan Library, Killiney, MS A 9, p. 37.
    Internet availability of Meyer's annotated edition
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    Information on Kuno Meyer
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    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Kuno Meyer, Neue Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Ein König muß zehn ständige Begleiter haben in Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie. Volume 3, Halle a. d. Saale, Max Niemeyer (1907) page 215–246: 223


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Text has been checked and proof-read twice.


The electronic text represents the edited text on on p. 223. In Meyer's edition, the acute accent and the macron are used to mark long vowels. Editorial corrections and expansions are marked. Hyphenation and word separation have been brought in line with CELT practice.


There are no quotations.


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


div0=the group of poems; div1=the individual poem. Page-breaks are marked pb n=""; manuscript foliation is marked mls unit="ms folio" and numbered.


Names are not tagged, nor are terms for cultural and social roles.

Profile Description

Created: By an unknown Irish author Date range: c.600–900.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Old Irish.
Language: [DE] The supplied title is in German.

Revision History

Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G400073

Ein König muß zehn ständige Begleiter haben: Author: [unknown]

{ms folio }


Ein Köunig muß zehn stäundige Begleiter haben.

  1. 1] Deichnebar cuibrind in ríg
    2] cen imrisin, cen imsním,
    3] eól dam a n-áirem uile
    4] itir ríg is roduine.
  2. 5] Dlegair i cuibrind ríg raith
    6] brethem is fili is flaith,
    7] in rí ac ná bía in tréide tall
    8] ní dlig féine eneclann.
  3. 9] Anmchara ac forcetal scél,
    10] senchaid lessaiges cen lén,
    11] airfitech re tétaib thall
    12] dligit íc is eneclann.
  4. 13] Liaig in cethramad duine
    14] d'fis galair cach áen-uile,
    15] triar fri tolam buidnib bann
    16] sloindfet do slúagaib Éirenn.
  5. 17] In rí ac ná bía sin uile
    18] ní dlig áirim rígraide,
    19] i tig Temra ní bía a sel
    20] in rí ac nach bía in deichnebar.