Texts

verse beg. Cá lín trícha i nÉrinn áin

  • Middle Irish
  • verse
  • Early Irish poetry
Poem on the trícha cét (or triúcha) and subdivisions of Ireland
Initial words (verse)
  • Cá lín trícha i nÉrinn áin
Manuscripts
Earliest version
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Language
  • Middle Irish
  • late Middle Irish (?)
Form
verse (primary)

Classification

Early Irish poetryEarly Irish poetry
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Keywords

Trícha cétTrícha cét
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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.] [tr.] MacCotter, Paul, Medieval Ireland: territorial, political and economic divisions, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008.
[ed.] [tr.] O'Curry, Eugene [ed. and tr.], Cath Mhuighe Léana or The Battle of Magh Leana, together with Tochmarc Moméra or the Courtship of Moméra, Publications of the Celtic Society 4, Dublin: Celtic Society, 1855.
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106–109 note 1 At the end of his edition, O'Curry refers to two copies: one in a manuscript that is in his possession and a less accurate copy in H 3. 18. Apparently, the edition was made from the former and perhaps the second copy.

Secondary sources (select)

MacCotter, Paul, Medieval Ireland: territorial, political and economic divisions, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008.
Hogan, James, “The tricha cét and related land-measures”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 38 C (1929): 148–235.
169–174
Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, “Hogan and early medieval Ireland”, in: Ó Corráin, Donnchadh [ed.], James Hogan: revolutionary, historian and political scientist, Cork Studies in Irish History 1, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001. 89–115.
95ff
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