verse beg. Mad bé ríg rofessir recht flatha
- Old Irish
- Early Irish law texts, Early Irish poetry
Legal poem cited at the end of Críth gablach. It numbers 104 lines in Binchy’s edition.
- Mad bé ríg rofessir recht flatha
Only a single manuscript copy is known (Binchy):
- Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337 volume 2 (pp. 1-14) [s. xvi]f. 7a–7b context: Críth gablach
- Old Irish
- Old Irish. Although “most of the archaic forms and orthography have been ironed out [in the manuscript, ...] the poem passes most of the tests used to distinguish archaic from ‘classical’ Old Irish” (Binchy).(1)n. 1 D. A. Binchy, ‘An archaic legal poem’, Celtica 9 (1971): 152–153.
Old Irish legal tract which offers a systematic examination of the principles of legal rank and status in early Irish society, focusing on the free and noble classes. Its composition has been dated to the first half of the eighth century.
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