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  • Feb 23, 2012
  • 08:15 PM

Spellbound text in old Irish finally yields to translation

Ronan McGreevy / Irish Times
AN AUSTRIAN-born professor claims to have comprehensively translated one of the first written passages of old Irish, which has defied previous translations. The passage is the third of three charms, or spells, in the ninth century Stowe Missal, a Mass book written mostly in Latin, which has a single page at the back containing the charms written in old Irish.

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