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Ach und Weh

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: 672 words


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Text ID Number: G400080


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    Manuscript Source
  1. London, British Library, Additional 30,512 fo 34b1.
    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: Ach und Weh [Uch, a Dé!] in Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie. Volume 3part 1, Halle a. d. Saale, Max Niemeyer (1907) page 215–246: 233


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Text has been checked and proof-read twice.


The electronic text represents the edited text on on p. 233. 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: G400080

Ach und Weh: Author: [unknown]


Ach und Weh

{folio 34b1}
  1. Uch, a Dé!
    uch aniú is uch ané!
    uch amárach, romlaghar crith
    ar omun dol don bith cé.
  2. Uchán, a Dé, mo dí láim
    ce beith trell oc sírgabáil,
    ce rabat athach a ces,1
    dorónsat mór domn aimles.
  3. Uch in adaig dorcha dall,
    uch in laithi fromtha finn!
    uchacán, a Dé do nim,
    don gábad fil ar mo chinn!
  4. Uchán, a Dé, mo dá tháeb
    is mo dá slíasait ar óin,
    mo dí cholpa ro-clái dath,
    a Rí co rath spirta nóib.
  5. Uchán, a Dé, mo dí chois
    ce ro bái dia laimthenas,
    ní lécid2 dam dul a-mach.
    co ná fétaim traigthechas.
  6. Uchán, uch!
    am lúaithe ná crand fri sruth,
    nocha n-imthigim3 clachán ná cloch,
    nocha n-abraim4 ach[t] ach is uch.