Deog a topur éca itib...

Deog a topur éca itib
i cath Detna la Lagnib.

(draught * from * well * of death * he drank /
in * battle * of Detna * with * Leinstermen)

He took a drink from the well of death
in the Battle of Detna against Leinster.

This half-stanza is from the poem “Mide magen clainne Cuind” by Flann Mainistreach. It is found in the Metrical Dindshenchas in LL (23881-2).

Topics: Similes, Metaphors & Kennings War