On 7/4/05 19:00, "Dennis King" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Neil wrote:
>> 4. Dréacht a Cholum chaigh (= chaidh)
>> Ad-chíu leas o lúagh
>> a chnáimh coire ar cúl
>> ba dán oile úan.
>> A selection [of verse] by Holy Colum [i.e Colum Cille]
>> I see a benefit from paying [it as]
>> its cauldron bone¹ [i.e. due recompense] in return:
>> the loan was the gift of a memorial (?)
> The last line still bothers me. I think it may refer not
> to the original loan received, but rather to the recompense
> or gift of thanks (the CC poems) now being given:
> "it was/would be a gift entire from us" ??
Or simply, "another poem from us"?
(whether as a primary or "between the lines" meaning)