Aí Cermnai

  • Early Irish law texts
  • extent: fragmentary
An early Irish legal text, largely lost except for a fragment in a commentary on Cóic conara fugill. It is known through allusions to it made elsewhere as one of the four ‘canons’ of poetic knowledge.

Only one fragment


Early Irish law textsEarly Irish law texts


Secondary sources (select)

Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series, 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  

A companion to D. A. Binchy, CIH (1978). Review article: Neil McLeod, ‘Review,A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici’, Peritia 19 (2005).

162–163 [id. 5.3. ‘Aí Cermnai’]
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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January 2013, last updated: August 2020