Texts

    Audacht Morainn‘The testament of Morann’

    • Old Irish
    • prose
    • Medieval Irish wisdom literature
    Manuscripts
    Recension A
    Recension B
    Language
    • Old Irish
    Date
    7th century
    Form
    prose (primary)

    Classification

    Medieval Irish wisdom literature

    Subject tags

    MorannMorann – mythical judge (brithem) who is said to have given instructions of wisdom to the young king of Tara, Feradach Find Fechtnach son of Crimthann Nia Náir, after the revolt of the aithech-thúatha; besides Audacht Morainn, a number of further texts relating to wisdom and law are attributed to him.
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    NeireNeire – pupil/fosterson of the mythical judge Morann, whose instructions of wisdom he proclaims to the young king of Tara, Feradach Find Fechtnach (Audacht Morainn)
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    Feradach Find FechtnachFeradach Find Fechtnach
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    Sources

    Notes

    Fergus Kelly, Audacht Morainn (1976): 72

    Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

    [ed.] [tr.] Kelly, Fergus [ed. and tr.], Audacht Morainn, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1976.

    Secondary sources (select)

    Fomin, Maxim, “Bríatharthecosc Con Culainn in the context of early Irish wisdom-literature”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 140–172.
    – University of Ulster: – eprint: <link>
    Kelly, Fergus, “Audacht Morainn”, in: Koch, John T. [ed.], Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia, 5 vols, Santa Barbara, Denver and Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2006. Vol. 1:142–143.
    Ahlqvist, Anders, “Two notes on Audacht Morainn”, Celtica 21 (1990): 1–2.
    Celtica – PDF: <link>
    Ahlqvist, Anders, “Paragraph 16 of Audacht Morainn: linguistic theory and philological evidence”, in: Fisiak, Jacek [ed.], Historical linguistics and philology, Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 46, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1990. 1–10.
    Ahlqvist, Anders, “I. Le Testament de Morann: addenda et corrigenda”, Études Celtiques 24 (1987): 325.
    Ahlqvist, Anders, “Le Testament du Morainn”, Études Celtiques 21 (1984): 151–170.
    Henry, P. L., “Varia. II [1. A passage in Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin; 2. Some passages in Audacht Morainn]”, Ériu 20 (1966): 222–228.
    Smith, Roland, “Morand and the Bretha Nemed”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 17 (1928): 407–411.
    Pokorny, Julius, “Zu Morands Fürstenspiegel”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 13 (1921): 43–46.
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