Texts

Findṡruth Fíthail‘The fair stream of Fíthal’

  • prose
  • Early Irish law texts
Manuscripts

The original text is no longer extant, but citations from it are found in a number of manuscripts:(1)n. 1 Fergus Kelly, A guide to early Irish law (1988): 285.

Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Early Irish law texts

Subjects

FíthalFíthal – Poet and judge associated with Cormac mac Airt
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Sources

Notes

Fergus Kelly, A guide to early Irish law (1988): 285.

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.

[dipl. ed.] 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)
786.25–789.17 Text (A) from TCD 1337
[dipl. ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 6, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 1926–2343; diplomatic edition of legal material from:
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1336 (continued)
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1387
  • Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1308
  • London, British Library, MS Additional 4783
  • London, British Library, MS Nero A 7
  • Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, MS NKS 261b
  • Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 3
  • Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 11
  • Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS C i 2
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318/16
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS E 3. 3
2131.1–2143.40 (B); 2004.13–26 (Footnote) Text (B) from TCD 1387; footnote.

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).
253–257
Ireland, Colin A. [ed. and tr.], Old Irish wisdom attributed to Aldfrith of Northumbria: an edition of Bríathra Flainn Fhína maic Ossu, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 205, Tempe, Arizona: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1999.
Internet Archive: <link>
Smith, Roland M., “Further light on the Finnsruth Fithail”, Revue Celtique 48 (1931): 325–331.
Journal volume:  Gallica: <link>
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