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Reich und arm

Author: [unknown]

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Kuno Meyer

Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber

Funded by University College, Cork, School of History

2. Second draft.

Extent of text: 546 words


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Text ID Number: G400088


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This poem was formerly available as CELT file G400111; now superseded by this update.


    Manuscript Source
  1. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 G 25, p. 3. For full MS details see Kathleen Mulchrone, T. F. O'Rahilly et al. (eds.), Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy (Dublin 1926-70) pp 2460–66.
  1. Thomas F. O'Rahilly (ed), Danfhocail: Irish Epigrams in Verse (Dublin 1921) prints a later version of this epigram, p. 4. No translation supplied.
    Information on Kuno Meyer
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    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Kuno Meyer, Neue Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Reich und arm [Is milis glór gacha fir] in Archiv für Celtische Lexikographie. Volume 3, Halle a. d. Saale, Max Niemeyer (1907) page 215–246: 246


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Editorial Declaration


Text has been checked and proof-read twice.


The electronic text represents the edited text on p. 246. 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: Middle Irish period..

Use of language

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

Revision History

Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G400088

Reich und arm: Author: [unknown]

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Reich und arm

  1. Is milis glór gacha fir
    aga mbí cuid ocus spré:
    ní mur sin don duine lom,
    is buinscionn do labhrann sé.