Cath Finntraga

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Kuno Meyer
AMS Press, 1885 - 115 pages
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Page 16 - ... and like the wild, noisy, roughstreamed, terrible waterfall that pours through a narrow thin rock, or like a fierce red blaze of fire with high-peaked flames through the wide roof of a king's palace, or like the roar of a white-crested...
Page xxiii - Sechs Bearbeitungen des altfranzösischen Gedichts von Karls des Grossen Reise nach Jerusalem und Constantinopel hrsg.
Page xviii - And let none of you redden his arm but against a prince or chief at first, for when the chief has fallen, the better will his people follow him.' Then said Finn: 'Who will now announce battle from me?' ' I will do that,' said Finn the son of Cuban, the son of Murchad, viz. the king-warrior of the fianns of Munster, 'and the fiann of Munster together with me.
Page 47 - I have given my word,' said he, 'that I would never let Finn into the battle or fight before me." Arcallach rose, and a barbarous blow of the broad axe, that was in his hand, hit the king, so that it cut through the royal diadem and reached the hair, but did not take a drop of blood out of his skin. For the lip of the axe turned, and there went balls of fire over the plain from that blow. And the king of the world gave him a blow and made two equal portions of him. 870 Is ann sin imoro rainic airdri...
Page xx - ... dead than of their living. He mangled their bodies, and maimed their white necks, and quickly cut off their arms and blinded their eyes for ever, so that their mind and senses left them, and they asked a tr ce from Goll Garb to stay the venom of his sword. And Goll Garb left off, and this was the counsel which they took, viz. to take their three kings and to give them over to Goll Garb to stay the venom of his sword. Thus they were until the next morning. ' Who will fight to-day ?
Page 9 - a day of battle,' and its force is that of the Scotch ' a day in hairst ' ; consequently render the time has come for me to do a day's fighting for you,' or, ' to lend you a hand' and so forth. 154. ' it is not he at all, 0 high king, and if it had been he that has come, it is not for thy people that he comes.
Page 29 - ... at the head of any road, he dares not to take it up from the ground on account of the charge, and no husbandman dares to go from his country place to the old town without paying a screpal to Finn, and none of their women dares be given to a man until she be asked, whether she has a man or a leman of the fianns of Erinn, and if she has none, a screpal must be paid to Finn before she may marry. And many are the wrong judgments that Finn has passed on us, and for us victory with the foreigners would...
Page 3 - ... aircci risna longaib 7 fos nir madh in comhraidh na treabha taibhliucha sin re seastan na slat ag a sreangbhualad 7 re coimbeimnigh na crann le gairbgaethaib 45 ag a cruadbrised. Ni raibhi imoro acu-sun ann sin long gan labugud 'na...
Page xviii - ... his people follow him.' Then said Finn: 'Who will now announce battle from me?' ' I will do that,' said Finn the son of Cuban, the son of Murchad, viz. the king-warrior of the fianns of Munster, 'and the fiann of Munster together with me.
Page 27 - Eirenn ac comchaineadh na deisi sin. 7 is ann do frith arna the great world raised cries of derision and jeering at him, and the courage of the boy was all the greater, and he inflicted six wounds on the foreigner, before he was wounded himself. And they fought a combat sharp, bloody, masterly (?), evenly matched, valiant, courageous, powerful, proud, murderous, dashing, red-sided, suddenwounding, terrible, wonderful, unheard-of, howling, quick, groanful, red-handed, brave, quick-wounding, eager,...

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