Tecosca Cormaic‘The instructions of Cormac’
- Old Irish
- Medieval Irish wisdom literature
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2]pp. 343–345
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 12 = Book of Ballymote [1384 x 1406]pp. 62a–65a
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 P 2 = Book of Lecan [s. xvin]ff. 420r–422r
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 N 10 (Betham 145, 967) = Book of Ballycummin [s. xvi]pp. 1–2, [lacuna], 3–5.mMeyer writes "23 N 17", but it is clear from his references in the footnote that 23 N 10 is intended.
- Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 N 27 (966) ff. 7v–16vAn extensively glossed copy written by Domhnall ó Duinn mac Eimuinn (1714).
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1289 (H 1. 15) = The Psalter of Tara pp. 149–174Teagasg Riogh, written by Tadgh ua Nechtain (1745).
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1298 pp. 376-456 [s. xv]pp. 420a–422a
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1283 (H 1. 9) [s. xvii]pp. 59–end
- Old Irish
- “I think there can be no doubt that Tecosca Cormaic in the form in which it has come down to us was compiled during the Old-Irish period of the language and so far as I can judge, not later than the first half of the ninth century. The later forms of the infixed pronouns which Strachan has pointed out [...], such as -das- or -dos-, do not appear in our text” (Meyer).(2)n. 2 Kuno Meyer, The instructions of King Cormac mac Airt (1909): xi, referring to John Strachan, ‘The infixed pronoun in Middle Irish’, Ériu 1 (1904).
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