Scéla Néill Fhrossaig‘The story of Níall Frossach’

  • Middle Irish
  • Cycles of the Kings
Saga about Níall Frossach mac Fergaile (d. 778), king of Tara from the Cenél nÉogain.
  • Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2]
    ff. 273b (line 1)–274a
    Headed "Niall Frossach"
  • Language
    • Middle Irish
    • Middle Irish.


    Cycles of the Kings
    Cycles of the Kings
    id. 80


    Níall Frossach mac FergaileNíall Frossach mac Fergaile
    (d. 778)
    Níall Frossach
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    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.] Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 5, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1967. xv + pp. 1119-1325.
    CELT – pp. 1119-1192 and 1202-1325: <link>
    1202–1203 Diplomatic edition direct link
    [tr.] Greene, David [tr.], “The ‘Act of Truth’ in a Middle-Irish story”, Saga och Sed (1976): 30–37.

    Secondary sources (select)

    Wiley, Dan M., “Niall Frossach’s true judgement”, Ériu 55 (2005): 19–36.
    Dennis Groenewegen
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    October 2010, last updated: August 2020