Texts

Cáin Dar Í‘The law of Dar Í’

  • Early Irish
  • prose
  • Early Irish law texts
  • extent: not extant

Early Irish legal text, which appears to have dealt with such topics as killing, cattle-theft, legal procedure and oath-taking (Breatnach).

Title
Cáin Dar Í
‘The law of Dar Í’
Another title found in the sources is Cáin bó-shlechta.
Language
  • Early Irish
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Early Irish law textsEarly Irish law texts
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Subjects

killingsdeath, public and interactive activities
killings
id. 27633

Keywords

Cattle-theftCattle-theft
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Oath-takingOath-taking
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Legal procedureLegal procedure
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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.

Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  
comments: A companion to Binchy (D. A.) 1978a. Review article: McLeod, N., “A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici”, Peritia 19 (2005).
205–209 [id. 5.21. ‘Cáin Dar Í’]
Contributors
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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February 2013, last updated: September 2020