Mittelirische Verslehren I

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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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [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.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    5–29

    Secondary sources

    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.

    Ó hAodha, Donncha, “The first Middle-Irish metrical tract: two notes”, Peritia 16 (2002): 232–241.
    “Note 1”
    On different versions of Mittelirische Verslehren I, with an edition and translation of additional metres in these texts.
    “Note 2”
    Breatnach, Pádraig A., “The metres of citations in the Irish grammatical tracts”, Éigse 32 (2000): 7–22.
    Tranter, Stephen N., Clavis metrica: Háttatal, Háttalykill and the Irish metrical tracts, Beiträge zur nordischen Philologie 25, Basel: Helbing and Lichtenhahn, 1997.
    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.
    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.
    Internet Archive: <link>

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