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Senchas Már

  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish law texts, Compilation
The title Senchas Már refers to a collection of law texts which came into being in the Old Irish period.
Language
  • Old Irish

Classification

Early Irish law texts
 Compilation

Keywords

early Irish law
The reconstruction of its contents as attempted by Liam Breatnach and Fergus Kelly will be followed here.

[1] First third

Pseudo-historical prologue to the Senchas Már » entry

» Comments: This is a later addition to the introduction.

(1) Introduction to the Senchas Már » entry

Description: The introduction of the Senchas Már collection.

(2) Cethairshlicht athgabálae » entry

(2a) Di choimét dligthech » entry

(3) Di gnímaib gíall » entry

(4) Cáin íarraith » entry

(5) Cáin shóerraith » entry

(6) Cáin aicillne » entry

(7) Cáin lánamna » entry

(8) Córus béscnai » entry

[2] Middle third

(9) Sechtae » entry

(10) Bretha comaithchesa » entry

(11) Din techtugud » entry

(12) Tosach béscnai » entry

(13) Recholl breth » entry

(14) Di astud chirt ocus dligid » entry

(15) Di thúaslucud rudrad » entry

(16) Fuidir tract » entry

(17) Di fhodlaib cenéoil túaithe » entry

(18) Di dligiud raith ⁊ somaíne la flaith » entry

(19) Díre tract » entry

(20) Bandíre tract » entry

(21) Bechbretha » entry

(22) Coibnes uisci thairidne » entry

(23) Bretha im fhuillema gell » entry

(24) Bretha im gatta » entry

[3] Last third

» Comments:
Fergus Kelly includes the following texts as possibly belonging to the last third:

(25) Court tract » entry

(26) Status tract » entry

(27) Bretha for techt Medbae » entry

(28) Bretha for macshlechtaib » entry

(29) Bretha for catshlechtaib » entry

(30) Bretha for conshlechtaib » entry

(31) Bretha cairdi » entry

(32) Slicht othrusa » entry

(33) Bretha crólige » entry

(34) Bretha Déin Chécht » entry

(35) Injury tract » entry

(36) Bretha Creidini » entry

(37) Lestrai » entry

(38) Muirbretha » entry

(39) Béscnae ráithe » entry

(40) Tract on marriage and divorce » entry

(41) Fidbretha » entry

(42) Di brethaib gaire » entry

(43) Dúilchinni » entry

(44) Bretha sén formae » entry

(45) Córus aithni » entry

(46) Díguin tract » entry

(47) Turbaid tract » entry

Sources

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).
Breatnach, Liam, “On the original extent of the Senchas Már”, Ériu 47 (1996): 1–43.
Kelly, Fergus, A guide to early Irish law, Early Irish Law Series 3, Dublin: DIAS, 1988.
Charles-Edwards, T. M., “Early Irish law”, in: Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí [ed.], A new history of Ireland, vol. 1: Prehistoric and early Ireland, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 331–337.
Contributors
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