Uraicecht na ríar ‘The primer of stipulations’

  • Old Irish
  • Early Irish law texts
A legal tract on the seven poetic grades (from top to bottom, ollam, anrúth, clí, cano, dos, macfhuirmid and fochloc)
  • Old Irish
second half of the 8th century (Breatnach)
Textual relationships
Related: Cóictach descipul foglaintidCóictach descipul foglaintid

Medieval Irish poem attributed to the Munster scholar Máel Suthain Úa Cerbaill (d. 1010), dealing with the ecclesiastical and secular grades.


Early Irish law textsEarly Irish law texts


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.] Breatnach, Liam [ed. and tr.], Uraicecht na ríar: the poetic grades in early Irish law, Early Irish Law Series, 2, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1987.

Secondary sources (select)

Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series, 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  

A companion to D. A. Binchy, CIH (1978). Review article: Neil McLeod, ‘Review,A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici’, Peritia 19 (2005).

C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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