Ceart claidib Cormaic ‘The decision as to Cormac's sword’

  • Late Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Cycles of the Kings
This is the third and last tale in the composite text known as Scél na Fír Flatha, Echtra Cormaic i Tír Tairngiri, ocus Ceart Claidib Cormaic, corresponding to §§ 59-80 of Stokes' edition.
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Co sluag dar buidhnibh balca


Cycles of the Kings
Cycles of the Kings
id. 80



Vernam Hull, ‘Echtra Cormaic maic Airt, ‘The adventure of Cormac mac Airt’’, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 64 (1949).

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[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “The Irish ordeals, Cormac’s adventure in the Land of Promise, and the decision as to Cormac’s sword”, in: Ernst Windisch, and Whitley Stokes [eds.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 3, Leipzig, 1891. 183–221.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
199–202 (edition); 219–221 (translation); 227–229 (notes)
[ed.] Carey, John, “The testimony of the dead”, Éigse 26 (1992): 1–12.
9–10 Edition of a short passage as it stands in the TCD 1317 copy of Bretha Nemed déidenach, with variants. This passage is cited in § 77 of Ceart claidib Cormaic.
Dennis Groenewegen
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