Trecheng breth Féne

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Trecheng breth Féne

    Trecheng breth Féne; Triads of Ireland‘A triadic arrangement of the judgments/sayings of the Irish’

    • Old Irish
    • Medieval Irish wisdom literature
    Manuscripts

    With sigla as assigned by Meyer:

    • Copy in Rylands Library, Manchester, poor and corrupted copy written by Peter O'Longan in 1836.
    Excerpts
    Language
    • Old Irish
    • Old Irish.

    Textual relationships

    Classification

    Medieval Irish wisdom literature
    Contents

    §§ 1-31: Irish monasteries » entry

    §§ 32-61: Places and peoples » entry

    §§ 33-115: miscellaneous » entry

    §§ 116-123: Tréde neimthigedar... » entry

    §§ 124-148: miscellaneous » entry

    §§ 149-186: a legal series of triads » entry

    §§ 187-214: miscellaneous » entry

    §§ 215-229: miscellaneous » entry

    §§ 230-256: miscellaneous » entry

    • Sources

    Notes

    Kuno Meyer, The instructions of King Cormac mac Airt (1909): x note 1.
    Kuno Meyer, The instructions of King Cormac mac Airt (1909): x note 1.

    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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] [tr.] Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], The Triads of Ireland, Todd Lecture Series 13, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1906.
    Shean-Ghaeilge (website of Dennis King) – edition and translation: <link> CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

    Secondary sources

    Kelly, Fergus, “Thinking in threes: the triad in early Irish literature [Sir John Rhŷs Memorial Lecture]”, Proceedings of the British Academy 125 (2004): 1–18.

    Bernhardt-House, Phillip A., “The Old Irish impotence spell: the Dam Díli, Fergus, fertility, and the mythic background of an Irish incantation”, Journal for the Academic Study of Magic 4 (2007): 304–324.
    Kelly, Fergus, “Thinking in threes: the triad in early Irish literature [Sir John Rhŷs Memorial Lecture]”, Proceedings of the British Academy 125 (2004): 1–18.
    Mac Cana, Proinsias, “The ingen moel”, Ériu 52 (2002): 217–227.
    Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor, “24: Triads”, in: Greene, David, and Frank O'Connor [Michael O'Donovan], A golden treasury of Irish poetry, A.D. 600 to 1200, London: Macmillan, 1967. 104–106.
    Meyer, Kuno, “Introduction”, in: Meyer, Kuno, Fianaigecht: being a collection of hitherto inedited Irish poems and tales relating to Finn and his Fiana, Todd Lecture Series 16, London: Hodges, Figgis, 1910. v–xxxi.
    “Tenth century (xii-xxvii)”
    xii. Triad § 236 of Trecheng Breth Féne; xiii. (a) Poem by Cináed ua hArtacáin, beginning ‘Án sin, a maig Meic ind Óc’ (dinnshenchas of Brug na Bóinne I); xiii.(b) Poem by Cináed ua hArtacáin, beginning ‘Fianna bátar i nEmain’; xiv. (a) Poem beg. ‘Almu Lagen, les na Fían’ (dinnshenchas of Almu I); xiv. (b) Poem beg. ‘Almu robo cháem dia cois’ (dinnshenchas of Almu II); xv. Poem beg. ‘Fornocht do dún, a Druim nDen’ (dinnshenchas of Fornocht), attributed to Finn; xvi. Poem beg. ‘Sund dessid domunemar’ (dinnshenchas of Ráith Ésa); xvii. Poem beg. ‘Tipra Sen-Garmna fo a snas’ (dinnshenchas of Tipra Sengarmna); xviii. Finn and Gráinne; xix. Echtra Finn, containing a prose version of Finn and the phantoms; xx. Poem beg. ‘Echta Lagen for Leth Cuind’ (LL); xxi. (a) Poem beg. ‘Scél lem dúib’, found in the commentary to Amra Choluim Chille; xxi. (b) Poem beg. ‘Cétamon’, embedded within the Macgnímartha Find; xxii. Poem ascribed to Urard mac Coise, beginning ‘A Mór Maigne Moigi Siúil’; xxiii. Tochmarc Ailbe; xxiv. ‘Aithed Gráinne’, title in medieval Irish tale lists; xxv. Úath Beinne Étair; xxvi. ‘Uath Dercce Ferna’, known from the tale lists, but presumed lost; xxvii. (a) Aided Find (Egerton 92 fragment); xxvii. (b) a single quatrain preserved in LL, beg. ‘Rodíchned Find, ba fer tend’.
    Meyer, Kuno [ed. and tr.], The Triads of Ireland, Todd Lecture Series 13, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1906.
    Shean-Ghaeilge (website of Dennis King) – edition and translation: <link> CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

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