Irish glossary from TCD 1337, pp. 623-628

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Medieval Irish glossary in TCD 1337, pp. 623-628. Many of the entries are known from other works and learned compilations, such as Sanas Cormaic.
No title seems to be in general use, but the compilation is edited by A. I. Pearson under the somewhat generic title ‘A medieval glossary’.
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(Possible) sources: Togail bruidne Da DergaTogail bruidne Da Derga

Early Irish narrative text about Conaire Mór, from his conception and rise to power to the violation of his gessi and death at the siege of the hostel of Da Derga. For the earlier, shorter version, see [[Orgain brudne Uí Dergae |Orgain (or Togail) brudne Uí Dergae]].

Brislech Mór Maige Muirthemne, also known as Aided Con CulainnBrislech Mór Maige Muirthemne, also known as Aided Con Culainn

Old Irish saga about the slaying of the Ulster hero Cú Chulainn, Conall Cernach’s revenge, Cú Chulainn’s ‘phantom speech’ (síabur-chobra) delivered after his death and a lament by Emer.

Commentary on the Amra Choluim ChilleCommentary on the Amra Choluim ChilleMiddle Irish commentary in the form of scholia accompanying copies of the Amra Choluim Chille.Sanas CormaicSanas CormaicBethu Phátraic / Vita Tripartita S. PatriciiBethu Phátraic / Vita Tripartita S. PatriciiFled BricrennFled BricrennSaltair na rannSaltair na rannMiddle Irish verse composition giving accounts of biblical history, from the time of Creation to the resurrection of Christ. It is divided into 150 cantos of varying lengths, ranging from just 3 quatrains to as many as 138.Dinnshenchas ÉrennDinnshenchas ÉrennThe Dinnshenchas Érenn is a compilation of literary compositions, in prose or verse, on lore surrounding the prominent places of Ireland. These texts usually offer origin legends which purport to explain how a well-known place in Ireland, such as a certain hill, plain or lake, received its present or former name. The genesis of this collection is usually dated to the late Middle Irish period (11th and 12th centuries).Tecosca CormaicTecosca CormaicA collection of Old Irish maxims presented as words of advice by the legendary judicious king of Ireland Cormac mac Airt in reply to questions asked by his son and successor Cairpre (Lifechair). The maxims cover a variety of topics relating especially to the nature of good kingship.


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[ed.] Pearson, A. I., “A medieval glossary”, Ériu 13 (1942): 61–83.
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