Mittelirische Verslehren III
- Middle Irish
- prose, verse
- Irish texts, Irish texts on language and literature, Tract on metrics
A Middle Irish metrical tract intended to enumerate and illustrate various metrical types, both common and uncommon.
- Middle Irish
Two fragments of what may be a single Irish tract on poets and poetry, preserved on a fragment of vellum in TCD 1337 (p. 869).
Two stanzas of an Old Irish poem in praise of St Brigit of Kildare. The stanzas are quoted, possibly from a longer poem which no longer survives, in the tract on versification known as Mittelirische Verslehren III and a short, closely related one in the Book of Leinster.
Contents will be given in separate entries. The classification into four grades of metrical forms, ranging from common to obscure, follows that discussed by Roisin McLaughlin, ‘Metres in Mittelirische Verslehren III’, Ériu 55 (2005).
1. gnáthaisti (§§ 2-127)Summary:
2. gnátha medónda (§§ 128-147)Summary:
3. anaichinti (§§ 148-166)Summary:
unfamiliar metrical forms
4. écoitchenna (§§ 167-210)Summary:
uncommon metrical forms
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