The distribution of cró and díbad

  • Early Middle Irish
  • Early Irish law texts
The distribution of cró and díbad
Middle Irish tract on cró and díbad (Murray)
The distribution of cró and díbad (Meyer)
  • Early Middle Irish
  • early Middle Irish.
10th century?


Early Irish law texts


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.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 2, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 339–744; diplomatic edition of legal material from: London, British Library, MS Harleian 432; Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316; Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337.
[ed.] [tr.] Murray, Kevin [ed. and tr.], “A Middle-Irish tract on cró and díbad”, in: Smyth, Alfred P. [ed.], Seanchas. Studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000. 251–260.
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “A collation of Críth Gablach, and a treatise on cró and díbad”, Ériu 1 (1904): 209–215.
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Secondary sources (select)

Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die Bürgschaft im irischen Recht, Abhandlungen der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse 2, Berlin, 1928.
MacNeill, Eoin, “Ancient Irish law. The law of status or franchise”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 36 C (1923, 1921–1924): 265–316.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – offprints: <link>
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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