- Amra• The name of certain ancient Irish elegies or panegyrics on native saints
Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.
- AmraAmra† Catholic_Encyclopedia ► AmraThe name of certain ancient Irish elegies or panegyrics on native saints. The most famous of these which have reached us is known as the Amra of Coluimb Cille (Columbkille). It was printed with a translation by O'Beirne Crowe in 1871 from the imperfect text in the Leadhar na h'Uidhre; also in his edition of the "Liber Hymnorum" by Professor Atkinson, and in his "Goidelica" by Whitley Stokes, from an imperfect text in Trinity College, Dublin. These editions may, however, be considered as superseded by the Bodleian text (Rawlinson B. 502) edited, with a translation, for the first time (Rev. Celt., vols. XX-XXI) by Stokes. According to the traditional account this eulogy was composed about the year 575 by Dallan Mac Forgaill, the chief ollamh of that time, in gratitude for the services of St. Columbkille in saving the bards from expulsion at the great assembly of Druim Cetta in that year. "The Amra is not", says Stokes, "as Professor Atkinson supposed, a fragment which indicates great antiquity." Strachan, however, on Linguistic grounds, assigns it in its present form to about the year 800 (Rev. Celt., XVII, 14). Stokes, too, seems to favour this view (ibid., XX, 16). But linguistic grounds are a somewhat unstable foundation, and Strachan adds "perhaps something more may be learned from a prolonged study of this and other such as the Amra Senain and the Amra Conroi." Dallan was the author of the former, "held in great repute", says Colgan, "on account of its gracefulness", and also of another Amra on Conall of Ineskeel in Donegal, with whom he was buried in one grave.DOUGLAS HYDE, A Literary History of Ireland (New York, 1899), 405, 406.ARTHUR UA CLERIGHTranscribed by Douglas J. Potter Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat. 1910.
Look at other dictionaries:
Amra — are the name of certain ancient Irish elegies or panegyrics on native saints. The most famous of these which have reached us is known as the Amra of Coluimb Cille (Columbkille). It was printed with a translation by O Beirne Crowe in 1871 from the … Wikipedia
Amra — Amra, Baum in Indien, so v.w. Mangifera indica … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
AMRA — Siglas de American Medical Records Association. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 … Diccionario médico
Amra — Article de la série Lieux égyptiens Lieux Nomes / Villes Monuments / Temples Région Basse Égypte / Moyenne Égypte Haute Égypte / Nubie … Wikipédia en Français
amra — ˈəm(ˌ)rä, ˈämrə noun ( s) Etymology: Hindi amrā, amṛā, ambāṛā more at ambarella : a hog plum (Spondias mangifera) of India … Useful english dictionary
AMRA — American Medical Record Association … Medical dictionary
Amra — Provenance. Prénom d origine arabe. Signifie: la vie, longévité Histoire. Depuis maintenant quatorze siècles, la plupart des musulmans, de par le monde, qu ils soient asiatiques, africains, européens ou américains, ont à coeur de choisir pour… … Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons
AMRA — Army Materials Research Agency, Watertown, MA (Later AMMRC Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center) Contributor: CASI … NASA Acronyms
amra — अम्र … Indonesian dictionary
āmra — आम्र … Indonesian dictionary