>> (e) a ccuinghID nir chôir
>> (f) aran suilmhir sêimh
>> (e) Requesting them were not proper
>> (f) [if it be] for one of [only] meagre eloquence.
>> aran suilmhir sêimh
>> = from the mild-mannered affable one.
> nir chôir a ccuingidh ar an suilmhir sêimh
> = it wasn't right to ask the relaxed genial guy for them
But who is this relaxed genial guy? And why wasn't it right to ask him
for them? (The first six stanzas of our poem seem to suggest that
borrowing books is a good thing.)