Senbríathra Fíthail‘The ancient sayings of Fíthal’

  • Old Irish
  • Medieval Irish wisdom literature
  • Old Irish
“ninth century” (Meyer).(1)n. 1 Kuno Meyer, The instructions of King Cormac mac Airt (1909): vi.


Medieval Irish wisdom literature



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.] Smith, Roland M. [ed. and tr.], “The Senbriathra Fithail and related texts”, Revue Celtique 45 (1928): 1–92.
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Secondary sources (select)

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.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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