Laidcenn mac Ercaid

  • supp. fl. ?
  • Irish poets, scholars
  • (agents)
Apparently a legendary scholar of the Ulaid, who is known from a single passage in the legal tract Bretha Déin Chécht (CIH 2311), where a statement in the form of a rosc is attributed to him.

See also: Ulaid
A people and kingdom in early Ireland, from which the province of Ulster takes its name.

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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).

Stacey, Robin Chapman, Dark speech: the performance of law in early Ireland, The Middle Ages Series, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
Binchy, D. A., “Bretha Déin Chécht”, Ériu 20 (1966): 1–66.
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