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Dinnshenchas of Bréifne
verse beg. Bréfne, cá h-adbar dia fail?

  • Middle Irish
  • prose, verse
  • Early Irish poetry, Dinnshenchas Érenn, Dinnshenchas
Text on the dinnshenchas of Bréifne
Initial words (verse)
  • Bréfne, cá h-adbar dia fail?
Context(s) The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Ascribed to
Fintan mac BóchraFintan mac Bóchra (ass. time-frame: Universal history) – A figure of medieval Irish tradition who survives the Flood and lives to give eye-witness accounts of the history of Ireland
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here called Findtan and Findtan mac Lamíach
Manuscripts
Language
  • Middle Irish
Form
prose, verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
14

Classification

Early Irish poetry Dinnshenchas Érenn
 Dinnshenchas

Subject tags

 Bréifne

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.

[ed.] [tr.] Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
252–257 [id. 70. ‘Bréfne’] Verse. direct link direct link direct link
[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The prose tales in the Rennes dindshenchas”, Revue Celtique 16 (1895): 31–83, 135–167, 269–312, 468.
TLH – edition (III, 31-83): <link> TLH – translation (III): <link> TLH – edition (IV, pp. 135-167): <link> TLH – translation (IV): <link> Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
162–164 [id. 149. ‘Brefne 7rl’] Prose. direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Gwynn, E. J. [ed. and tr.], The metrical dindsenchas, 5 vols, vol. 4, Todd Lecture Series 11, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1924.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
443 [id. 70. ‘Bréfne’] direct link
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