Irish tract on defects of cows and sheep

  • Old Irish
  • prose
Short Old Irish legal tract on the defects of cows and sheep.
pp. 145b–146a
beg. ‘Dian cri boin, bo boid boineach cin boaimead’
  • Old Irish
prose (primary)





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[ed.] [tr.] Kelly, Fergus, Early Irish farming: a study based mainly on the law-texts of the 7th and 8th centuries AD, Early Irish Law Series, 4, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1997.
506–520 Edition, English translation and discussion.
[dipl. ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 2, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  

Numbered pp. 339–744; diplomatic edition of legal material from: London, British Library, MS Harley 432; Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316; Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337.

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