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Old-Irish Verse.

   lúathe gáithe[1]
   fudomnae[2] maro[3]
   tairismige[4] t[h]alman
   cobsaide[5] ailech[6].
Atomriug[7] indiu

    niurt[8][9] dom lúamairecht[10]
cumachtae[11] ṅDé[12] dom chumgabāil[13]
cīall Dé[14] domm imthús[15]
roscc[16] ṅDé[17] dom rēimcise[18]
clūas Dé[19] dom étsecht[20]
brīathar Dé[21] dom erlabrai[22]
lám Dé[23] domm[24] imdegail
intech[25][26] dom rēmthechtas[27]
scīath[28][29] dom imditin[30]
sochraite[31] domm anacul

      ar intledaib[32] demnae[33]
      ar aslaigib[34] dūalche[35]
      ar irnechtaib aicnid[36]
      ar cech ṅduine mídúthrastar[37] dam
         i ceín ⁊[38] i nocus[39]
         i núathud[40] ⁊ hi sochaidi[41].


   swiftness of wind,
   depth of sea,
   stability of earth,
   firmness of rock.
I arise to-day
   through God's strength to pilot me:
   God's might to uphold me,
   God's wisdom to guide me,
   God's eye to look before me,
   God's ear to hear me,
   God's word to speak for me,
   God's hand to guard me,
   God's way to lie before me,
   God's shield to protect me,
   God's host to secure me,
      against snares of devils,
      against temptations of vices,
      against inclinations (?) of nature,
      against every one who shall wish me ill,
         afar and anear,
         alone and in a multitude.

  1. luathe gáethe T, luaithi gaithi RE
  2. MSS. fudomna
  3. MSS. mara
  4. tairisem T, tairismigi RE
  5. cobsaidecht T, cobsaidi R, cobsaidhe E
  6. alech R
  7. attoriug RE
  8. neurt R, n˘t E
  9. ṅde E
  10. luamaracht T, luamuirecht E
  11. MSS. cumachta
  12. T
  13. ɔgbáil R, chongmail E
  14. ndé R, nde E
  15. dom thúr R, dom imtus E
  16. rosc TR
  17. T, nde E
  18. imcaisin RE
  19. nde R, de (over the line) E
  20. éstecht T, éistecht R, eistecht E
  21. ṅdé R, nde E
  22. erlabra E
  23. ndé R, de E
  24. dom RE
  25. INdech E
  26. ndé R
  27. remthechtus RE
  28. sgiath E
  29. ndé E
  30. dítin T, imdíten R
  31. sochraiti R
  32. indledaib R, inntlechtaib E
  33. MSS. demna
  34. aslaigthib T, aslagib R, aslagaibh E
  35. dualach RE
  36. foirmdechaib acnid R, formdech...E
  37. midúthrastar T, midúthracair R, miduthracur E
  38. ⁊ om. R
  39. a noccus R
  40. nuathed T, nuath˘ R, nuathad E
  41. hi sochaide T, i soch˘ R, i sochaide E