Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: G503000

Apraid a éolchu Elga

Author: Eochaid Eolach ua Céirín

Background details and bibliographic information

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Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by University College, Cork and
Professor Marianne McDonald via the CURIA Project.

1. First draft, revised.

Proof corrections by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Extent of text: 1670 words


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Text ID Number: G503000

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    Manuscript sources
  1. London, British Library, MS Egerton 1782, 53va-54rb; see O'Grady and Flower, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the British Museum (2 vols, London 1926), ii 259-98: 282 [sect ]36; R. Thurneysen, Irische Helden- u. Königsage (Halle 1921) 490.
    Another poem by the same author
  1. E. Gwynn (ed.), The metrical Dindshenchas 3, Todd Lecture Series 10 (Dublin 1913, repr. Dublin 1991) 168-183.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Rudolf Thurneysen, Das Gedicht der vierzig Fragen von Eochaid ua Cérín in Zeitschrift für Celtische Philologie. volume 13 (1921) page 132–136


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Sampling Declaration

The present text represents pages 131–133 of the published edition. All editorial introduction (page 131), translation (pages 133–136) and notes have been omitted. All editorial additions are tagged add. The editor's restored text is rendered exactly. Instances where his restored text deviates from the MS are tagged and the MS reading is indicated in the tag corr sic="", but expansions, indicated by the editor in italic, are not marked within corr or its attribute sic. The editor uses a turned point to separate preverbs and particles from the verb proper. This is rendered as a hyphen. The apostrophe evidently omitted in quatrain 4, line 2 d eísi is restored. The elision of a in quatrain 5 line 3, in quatrain 6 line 3, and in quatrain 16 lines 1 and 4 is indicated by the entity a.

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Quotation marks are rendered q.


Soft hyphens do not occur in the edited text.


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Profile Description

Created: By Eochaid Eolach ua Céirín, associated probably with Monasterboice and author of a Dindshenchas poem on Loch Garman (see above). Date range: 1000–1100.

Use of language

Language: [GA] The text is in Middle Irish.
Language: [LA] A few words in Latin appear in the glosses.

Revision History