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|OtherTitles=Córus bard cona bairdni
 
|OtherTitles=Córus bard cona bairdni
 
|TitleInfo=The tract may be best known by Thurneysen's editorial title. It is also called ''Córus bard cona bairdni'' ‘The hierarchy of bards (''baird'') with its bardic composition/craft (''bairdne'')’, after the title heading which occurs in TCD MS 1308.
 
|TitleInfo=The tract may be best known by Thurneysen's editorial title. It is also called ''Córus bard cona bairdni'' ‘The hierarchy of bards (''baird'') with its bardic composition/craft (''bairdne'')’, after the title heading which occurs in TCD MS 1308.
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|Classification=Subject:writing on metrics and versification
 
|Categories=Irish texts; Irish texts on language and literature
 
|Categories=Irish texts; Irish texts on language and literature
 
|ShortDescription=Irish tract on the poetic metres that the seven grades of the noble bards (''sóerbaird'') had to master. Every type of metre is illustrated by a stanza from a bardic poem. Many of the poems cited in this way are no longer extant in their complete form.
 
|ShortDescription=Irish tract on the poetic metres that the seven grades of the noble bards (''sóerbaird'') had to master. Every type of metre is illustrated by a stanza from a bardic poem. Many of the poems cited in this way are no longer extant in their complete form.

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Mittelirische Verslehren I

  • prose, verse
  • Irish texts, Irish texts on language and literature
Irish tract on the poetic metres that the seven grades of the noble bards (sóerbaird) had to master. Every type of metre is illustrated by a stanza from a bardic poem. Many of the poems cited in this way are no longer extant in their complete form.
Title
Mittelirische Verslehren I
The tract may be best known by Thurneysen's editorial title. It is also called Córus bard cona bairdni ‘The hierarchy of bards (baird) with its bardic composition/craft (bairdne)’, after the title heading which occurs in TCD MS 1308.
Manuscripts
Form
prose, verse (primary)

Classification

Irish texts Irish texts on language and literature

Sources

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.] Thurneysen, Rudolf [ed.], “Mittelirische Verslehren”, in: Windisch, Ernst, and Whitley Stokes (eds.), Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 3:1, Leipzig, 1891. 1–182. 
comments: An index of verse metries and initial lines of verse is provided at the end of this contribution.
Internet Archive: <link>
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Secondary sources (select)

Ó hAodha, Donncha, “The first Middle Irish metrical tract”, in: Tristram, Hildegard L. C. [ed.], Metrik und Medienwechsel / Metrics and media, ScriptOralia 35, Tübingen: Narr, 1991. 207–244.
Ó hAodha, Donncha, “The first Middle-Irish metrical tract: two notes”, Peritia 16 (2002): 232–241.
Breatnach, Pádraig A., “The metres of citations in the Irish grammatical tracts”, Éigse 32 (2000): 7–22.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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