verse beg. A fhir thall tríallus in scél

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Irish legendary history
Middle Irish poem (30qq) attributed to Fíngen mac Flainn, in the form of a series of questions and interlined answers concerning Irish history and pseudo-history.
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  • A fhir thall tríallus in scél
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Fíngen mac FlainnFíngen mac Flainn (fl. 9th century (?)) – early Irish poet to whom is ascribed a threat of satire (a tréfhocal fócrai, beg. A mo Choimdiu nél) to the Fir Arddae; said to be a pupil to one Dubdhartach.
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Early Irish poetry Irish legendary history


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[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Fīngin macc Flaind .cc.”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 13 (1921): 3–7.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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