Eriu Volume 3

Eriu Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...servant'; but in this case one would expect mug 11-ada. v. 40. For aisc ' calumny, reproach, ' see Tain B. C. (Windisch). The reading of B violates the rule that, when amal indicates an unreal supposition, it is in Old Irish (1) followed by the past subj., (2) not followed by the rel. n; the reading of A2, on the other hand, violates the rule that in such cases it takes ni as its negative. v. 40a. The first half of the first line of this verse has a syllable too many; the first half of the first line of verse 41a has a syllable too few. As v. 41a probably followed v. 40a in the original rule, from which the A interpolations were taken, the scribe may have exchanged the adjectives glan and umal either through carelessness in glancing at his original text, or from a desire to get alliteration in the adjectives. The use of do in the first line is curious; don may, however, be for din. v. 41. I have expanded 7 as is, since doib is always a disyllable in Old Ir. v. 4irt. See note on v. 40a. For dlicht, 'determination, dividing out, ' see I O'Dav. 638; for as a richt cf. assa richt cdir, Er1u l. 218; the sense of the verse here is evidently that the prior should not work his church-tenants beyond their power. For the precise meaning of manach see Er1u 1. 207, note on v. 28a. v. 42. Sletnon has evidently crept from the second half of the first line into the first half, where it has displaced some monosyllabic adjective which probably began with a c, perhaps cert. I have taken suichlech to be an adjectival formation from cuile 'a store-house '; sochuilech would regularly give suichlech. It may, however, be a second later adjectival form, from so-chiall and mean 'prudent.' For the transferred n before and see Thurneysen, CZ. v. 14. v. 43. For the...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740017
  • 9781236740014