Dúil Feda Máir

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Dúil Feda Máir

    Dúil Feda Máir‘The collection of great letters (?)’/‘The collection of the Great Wood (?)’

    • Irish glossaries
    The Dúil Feda Máir, now lost, is cited as a source for a number of entries in Irish glossaries such as Sanas Cormaic and O'Davoren's Glossary. The Irish word Dúil (literally ‘book, codex’) is commonly used of certain learned compilations
    n. 1 Carl Marstrander (ed.), Dictionary of the Irish language: based mainly on Old and Middle Irish materials (1913–1976): ‘3. dúil’.
    and appears to refer here to an Irish glossary, viz. Dúil Roscadach (also lost) and Dúil Dromma Cetta (extant). Entries in Sanas Cormaic which refer to this text include ‘Clithar-sét’, ‘Gart’ and ‘Seng’; those in O'Davoren's Glossary include ‘Sethar’.
    Manuscripts

    None

    Language
    • Irish

    Classification

    Irish glossaries
    • Sources

    Notes

    Carl Marstrander (ed.), Dictionary of the Irish language: based mainly on Old and Middle Irish materials (1913–1976): ‘3. dúil’.

    Secondary sources

    Russell, Paul, “The sounds of a silence: the growth of Cormac's Glossary”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 15 (1988): 1–30.
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    Russell, Paul, “The sounds of a silence: the growth of Cormac's Glossary”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 15 (1988): 1–30.

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