Texts

Bretha étgid; Bretha éitgid‘Judgments concernings irresponsible acts (?)’

  • Old Irish
  • prose
  • Early Irish law texts
Early Irish legal tract
Manuscripts

The following overview is based on Liam Breatnach, Companion to CIH (2005): 178–180, where he distinguishes between seven manuscript versions, all of them fragmentary, in addition to shorter extracts from the text.

Citations
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Language
  • Old Irish
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Early Irish law texts

Sources

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.

Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 1, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 1–337; diplomatic edition of legal material three manuscripts: the Bodleian manuscripts Rawlinson B 487 and Rawlinson B 506, and TCD 1433 (E 3. 5).
250.1–337.36 TCD 1433
Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 3, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 745–1138; diplomatic edition of legal material from Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337 (continued, pp. 745–1109); Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1317 (pp. 1111–1138)
925.1–945.19; etc.
Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  
comments: A companion to Binchy (D. A.) 1978a. Review article: McLeod, N., “A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici”, Peritia 19 (2005).
[‘Appendix 2’] Edition from RIA D v 2
Hancock, W. Neilson, Thaddeus O'Mahony, Alexander George Richey, and Robert Atkinson (ed. and tr.), Ancient laws of Ireland, 6 vols, vol. 3: Senchus Mor (conclusion), Stationery Office: Dublin, 1873.
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83–547 Edition based on TCD 1433, with English translation. The text is here entitled Lebar Aicle.

Secondary sources (select)

Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  
comments: A companion to Binchy (D. A.) 1978a. Review article: McLeod, N., “A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici”, Peritia 19 (2005).
176–182
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