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Old-Irish Verse.

9. Fortacht ísu limsa tra · or(is)lem inchombartsa
  ismá[1] suidiu actconsla[2] · slondod neich adchondarcsa.

(Adcon)ddarc.   


9. Jesus’ help (be) with me then, for this conception is mine.
  greater than that …… is the declaration of what I have seen.


II.


1. Tegdais adchondarc indiu · nifa(il) badacrichidiu
  cruthann[3] alo:[4] reil[5] agne · nithucai nach (m)eraige.
2. Menic aluad linaib dám · cenid rubec ni romar
  cultech ndemin dianaig[6] les · rugnith archiunn ainechgres.
3. Ceth :::[7] slessa formni gil · rulatha dia (imdít)in
  teuir cleithna …. dar · fír ararolad d…s…g.
4. Grianán cen ..nam imsceng · d…. atháir a…
  cesu nocht isaldu de · nifera cid oen banne.
5. Arcidaua(?) hicach sin · atrubart bran bui thir (?) sir
  niroan indi cuse · sín na snigi na snechtæ.
6. Is glae thegdais torm rochlos · innafil[8] act óendoros
  istech ndagfir dath atchí · nit dichoim a dorsidi.
7. Denúas dotiagar hisatech · nidichet[9] tegde doichlech
  sis iarsuidiu segde chlú · dotiagar ass immurgu.
8. ISed tra insin amnin · niméte[10] ni thormassid
  ecosc ṅáimin airm hitá · tegdassa adchondarcsa…


1. I have seen a house to-day: none could be more shapely (?)[11]
  …………its form is clear: no fool understands it.
2. Often is there mention of it with numbers of companies:
  though it is not very small, it is not very large.
  ………………………………has been made……
3. Four sides ………………… have been put to protect it:
  three………………… ……………………………………
4. A bower…………………………………………………
  though it is naked, it is the fairer of that: not a single drop showers:
5. …………………………… in every weather……………
  there has not remained in it hitherto storm nor rain nor snow.
6. ’Tis a fair house—sound has been heard—in which there is only one door:
  ’tis a house of good men—the colour that thou seest—; not unlovely are its doorkeepers.
7. From above is the coming into the house………………
  beneath afterwards—fair the fame—is the coming out, however.
8. That then—it matters not that ye do not increase it—
  is the lovely form, where it is, of the house which I have seen.

  1. So Zeuss; in the photograph what follows is is not clear
  2. from the photograph this reading seems very doubtful; the two first letters seem to be de
  3. the letters following cruth are not clear in the photograph
  4. not clear in the photograph
  5. not clear in the photograph; the last two letters look like ll
  6. cf. diánaich LL. 292b36
  7. the last letters are not clear; it is obviously some form of cethir
  8. more probably inna than isna
  9. cf. Rev. Celt. xi. 457, Ann. Ul. 783, Laws vi. 240
  10. cf. Wb. 29d8
  11. badacrichidiu seems = bad-da-crichidiu, cf. bes-idn-isle, bes-adn-nuaisliu ‘who is lower than he,’ ‘who is higher than he,’ YBL. 261a14, 15, bes-da-nesom ‘which is nearest to them’ Laws iv. 162. For crichid cf. LU. 58b2, 127b25, LL. 60, l. 23, 61a28, 120a33, 161b, CZ. iv. 234, also di-chrichide SP. ii. 6. The sense may be (1) ‘limited,’ (2) ‘symmetrical’