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1600 - 1926

Anecdota from Irish MSS. II. The Mother's Lament at the Slaughter of the Innocents.

Title
Anecdota from Irish MSS. II. The Mother's Lament at the Slaughter of the Innocents.
Author(s)
Ní fios,
Compiler/Editor
Pléimeann, Seán (Fleming, John)
Composition Date
1891
Publisher
Connradh na Gaedhilge

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Poetry/Prose
1600 1926



III.



THE MOTHERS' LAMENT AT THE
SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS.



Leabhar breac, p. 141 a.



Is ann sin atbert ben oc tarraing a
maic asa hucht don fheóldénmaid:



Cid ima n-delige mo mac grádach frim?
.i. Toradh mo bhrónd.
Mé ro thusim,
Mo chích ros-ib.
Mo brú ros-imorchuir,
M'inne ro shúig,
Mo chride ro sás.
Mo betha robé,
Mo bás a breth úaimm.
Mo nert do thráig,
M'indsce ro shocht,
Mo shúile ro dall.
Is and sin atbert aroli ben:
Mo mac beri úaim,
Ní mé gogní int olcc.
Marb didiu mé féin,
Ná marbh mo mac.
Mo chíche cen loimm,
Mo shúli co fliuch,
Mo láma for crith,
Mo chorpán cen nith.
Mo chéli cen mac,
Mé féni cen nirt.
Mo betha is fíu bás,
Uch m'oenmac, a Dhé.
M'oite cen lúach,
Mo galar cen gein,
Cen dígail co bráth.
Mo chíche 'na tost,
Mo chride ro chrom.
Is ann sin atbert aroli ben:
Oen sírthi dia marbad,
Sochaide marbthái.
Nóidin búalti,
Na haithreacha gontái,
Na máithrecha marbthai.
Iffern ro línsib,
Nem ro dúnsib,
Fola fíren ro doirtsibar cen chinaidh.
Is ann sin atbert aroli ben:
Tair chucam, a Chríst,
Beir m'anmain collúath
Mar oen is mo mac.
Uch, a Muire mór,
Máthair maic dé!
Cid dogén cen mac?


L. 90


Tret'mac-su ro marbtha
Mo chonn is mo chíall.
Dorighne ben boeth dim
I n-díaid mo maic.
Mo chride is coep chró
A haithle in áir trúaig
Ondiú co í bráth.




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