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    A cryptic probatio pennae in the Seifín Duanaire (TCD MS H 4.22 (1363), XII)

    Stifter, David (2022) A cryptic probatio pennae in the Seifín Duanaire (TCD MS H 4.22 (1363), XII). Celtica, 34. pp. 87-92. ISSN 0069-1399 (Submitted)

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    This article provides an edition and translation of a probatio pennae of four short lines length, found on a slip inserted in the so-called Seifín Duanaire. This brief note is written in a deliberately obscure style. One line is written in reverse to conceal an attack at a prominent political figure, Máel Mórdha. We suggest identifications for Máel Mórdha and the scribe of the note, Fearghal Ó Gabhann, both of which have connections to the region of Bréifne, and we make proposals to the meaning of the last two lines that appear to add reflections by Fearghal about his note.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: cryptic probatio pennae; Seifín Duanaire; TCD MS H 4.22; 1363 XII;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Celtic Studies > Early Irish (Sean Ghaeilge)
    Item ID: 16893
    Depositing User: Prof. David Stifter
    Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2023 11:58
    Journal or Publication Title: Celtica
    Publisher: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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