Friday, March 21, 2014

The Breastplate or Lorica of St. Patrick (Fáeth Fiada)

niurt trén togairm trinoit
cretim treodataid
fóisin óeridatad
in dúlemain dail. . . .

But it probably wasn't composed by St. Patrick (ODCC, 3rd ed., rev. (2005):  "its ascription to St. Patrick is impossible on linguistic grounds").

     Critical editions of the original (early 8th-century) Old Irish:
  • Bernard, J. H. & R. Atkinson, eds. The Irish Liber Hymnorum.   Henry Bradshaw Society 13–14.
     Manuscripts (in progress):
     Additional translations into English (in progress):
     Additional bibliography (in progress):

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