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Gebet um Thränen

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: 634 words


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Text ID Number: G400078


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    Manuscript Source
  1. London, British Library, Additional 30,512 fo 30b1.
    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: Gebet um Thränen [Tucc dam, a Dé móir] in Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie. Volume 3, Halle a. d. Saale, Max Niemeyer (1907) page 215–246: 232


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Text has been checked and proof-read twice.


The electronic text represents the edited text on on p. 232. 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.

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Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G400078

Gebet um Thränen: Author: [unknown]


Gebet um Thränen

{folio 30b1}
  1. Tucc dam, a Dé móir,
    for bith cé, ní cél,
    ar píanu na plág
    tonna díana dér
  2. Dom-roiched for rith
    soithech ná rop saich,
    co roich m'óenar moch
    ar gach mbægol mbraith.
  3. Uchán, a Chríst cáid,
    gan sruthán dom grúaid,
    feib tucais in linn
    don bandscáil timm trúaig.
  4. Uchán ar gach n-alt
    gan sruthán darm ucht,
    cu rob nige a-nocht
    dom chride is dom churp.
  5. Ar gach senóir sruith
    forfágaib a thoich,
    ar do rígi réil,
    ar do chéimm ar croich.
  6. Ar cach óin ro-chí
    a chin ar bith ché,
    mo chlóine, a Dé bí,
    co ro-c[h]óine mé.
  7. Ar do maith co mór,
    ar do flaith cen lén,
    co hopunn, co húain
    tuc dam topur dér.
  8. A mo dile, a Dé,
    am chridi do c[h]rú
    déra dam, a Dé,
    cé ro-béra ach[t] tu?