Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus/Niníne's prayer

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Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus, Volume II  (1903) 
Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, eds.
Niníne's prayer

[ 322 ]III. NiNfNE's Prayer.

Ninlne ^cess dorine in northainn sse, i Fiac Sleibte*.

Ninine the poet made this prayer, or Fiacc of Sleibte.

Admuinemmar^^ noeb Patraicc primapstal" Herenn^
airdirc aainm nadamrae®, breo batses^ genti^. 5
cathaigestar'* fri druidea' dtirchridi".
dedaig^ diumsachu'^'^ la fortacht' ar Fiadat™ findnime.
5 fonenaig^ Herenn" iathmaige°^ mdrgein".
guidmit do^ Patraicc priinapstal'* donnesmarf* i mbrath a
brithemnacht*'^ do miduthrachtaib* demnae" ndorchaide 'o
Dia lem la itge^ Patraicc prlmapstaiP.

We invoke holy Patrick, Ireland's chief apostle.
Glorious is his wondrous name, a flame that baptized heathen.
He warred against hard-hearted wizards.
He thrust down the proud with the help of our Lord of fair heaven. 15
5 He purified Ireland's meadow-lands, a mighty birth.
We pray to Patrick chief apostle ; his judgment hath delivered
us^ in Doom from the malevolence of dark devils.
God be with us, together with the prayer of Patrick, chief apostle.

1. .i. tiagmait ina munigin^ 'we put our trust in him' 2. .i. 20 alaind rodingestar 'fair has he thrust down' T 3, .i. rofunigestar .i. dorigni a/unech .i. aglanad 'he has wrought its washing i.e. its cleansing' T 4. .. ferand 'land' T 5. .i. is mor in gein Patrac, t morgein^'- .i. mor do genib^^ Jilem oc agude .i. germ fer nilrenn'^'^ ule 'great is the birth, Patrick. Or, morgein i.e. (with) many mouths we are praying to him, to 25 wit, the mouths of all the men of Ireland ' 6. .i. donnesaircfe^^ .i. dogena ar tesargain'^^ ' will work our deliverance ' 7. .i. arin hri- themnas^^ hratha 'against the Judgment of Doom' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32]

  1. Ninnine eces dorigne in northain sei is e Fiac Sleipte F
  2. admuinemmair T, admunemmar F
  3. priinabstal T, primapstal F
  4. herenn T, herend F
  5. nadamra TF
  6. baitses F
  7. gente T, gentlide F
  8. Kathaigestar F
  9. druide TF
  10. durchride TF
  11. diumsachu T
  12. fortact F
  13. fiadat T
  14. herenn T, herend F
  15. iathmaige T
  16. om. F
  17. pnmabstal TF
  18. donesmart F
  19. brithemnact F
  20. miduthrachtaib TF
  21. denina TF
  22. dorchaide TF
  23. hitge F
  24. primabstail T , primapstail F
  25. leg. donnesmar 'we pray ... that his judgment may deliver us'?
  26. muigin T, munigin F
  27. margin T
  28. mor do genib om. T
  29. erend F
  30. donesaircfe F
  31. tessarcain F
  32. a brithemnas F