Cethri arda in domain‘The four quarters of the world’

  • Early Irish
  • Medieval Irish literature, Irish legendary history
Early Irish tract. The text in LU is incomplete, preserving the prose section only.


Medieval Irish literatureMedieval Irish literature

Irish legendary historyIrish legendary history


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.] Hyde, Douglas, “The adventures of Léithin”, The Celtic Review 10 (1916): 116–143, 286–287 (notes).
Internet Archive: <link>
141 note 1 Text from LU and translation. direct link
[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, and Osborn Bergin [eds.], Lebor na hUidre: Book of the Dun Cow, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1929.
CELT – edition (pp. 1-338): <link> Internet Archive: <link>
305 Diplomatic edition direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “Leabhar na hUidhre: further textual associations”, Éigse 30 (1997): 27–91.
Dennis Groenewegen
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September 2011, last updated: August 2021