The Text of the Book of Aneirin

The Text of the Book of Aneirin

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... Talhaearn, & Neirin, & Taliesin & Llwch-var6 & Cinan ' did live in the time of Munc for they tell us the story of Magnus in Mon. Three of them are named in our text. Had our MSS. been complete, it is practically certain that the names of all the authors would be found in their respective verse. This was the general custom of the twelfth century." But the sixth century fiction could not 35 The Irish distinguish between the Norwegians Finn geinti (White gentiles) and the Danes Dubh geinli (black gentiles) geinti being a loan word from the Latin.--(Quiggin). In Welsh Gint is used without an adjective as in our text (see Index), in B.B.C., 48-r & 55-11, but llu du, and in the plural form Gynon I-II, 72-2o in Book of Taliesin which survive without the suppression of the authors' names. It is not surprising therefore that no existing canto names Tal-haearn, whom Taliesin mentions (2r16=2o). Talhaearn sings the praises of Hugh Lupus, whose bard he was. Neirin is a. shadow without a twelfth century witness to his existence. The scribe of the Additional Matter clips his name, & the scribe of our text confounds him with godofiin. He makes a fifth bard, but we find only the cantos of four. lt is clear to me that ' aneirin' is simply a misreading of aneir im, (see p. xxxviii). But if assumed to be a genuine name, then it is the pseudonym of Griflyfi ap Cynan. Clan is for Cian i.e. C inan whose only son was Griflyfi, King of Gwynefi, the sometime prisoner of Hugh Lupus. The scribe of the Harleian MS., however, bl11I1d8I-5 into making Cinan a bard, instead of his son Griffyfi, whose father-in-law (chwegrwn 3-9=7o) was Owein ap Edwin." Again Llwchvaro3 was the minstrel of Hugh, earl of...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676451X
  • 9781236764515