Texts

    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 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.] 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 (select)

    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.
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