Bretha Déin Chécht ‘The judgments of Dían Cécht’

  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish law texts
Early Irish legal tract which offers a detailed account of compensations for wounding depending on the nature of the injury, its severity, the part of the body, etc.
  • Old Irish


Early Irish law textsEarly Irish law texts


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.] Binchy, D. A., “Bretha Déin Chécht”, Ériu 20 (1966): 1–66.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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October 2010, last updated: January 2024