Trefhocul tract

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Middle Irish tract on metrical faults and related matters, attributed to Cináed úa Con Mind and containing many citations from Irish verse.

Manuscript witnesses

Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 
rubric: TREfocul   incipit: Can chlóen can rudrach   Annotated poem, cited by Mittelirische Verslehren.
p. 37a–p. 38a
pp. 37a–38a   


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.] Calder, George [ed. and tr.], Auraicept na n-Éces: The scholars’ primer, being the texts of the Ogham tract from the Book of Ballymote and the Yellow book of Lecan, and the text of the Trefhocul from the Book of Leinster, Edinburgh: John Grant, 1917.
CELT – text and introduction: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Septentrionalia.net: <link>
258–269, lines 5056–5415 Edited from LL, with references to D ii 1.
[dipl. ed.] Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 1, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954. 260 pp. + 4 pl.
CELT – edition (pp. 1-260): <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Hollo, Kaarina, “Metrical irregularity in Old and Middle Irish syllabic verse”, in: Ahlqvist, Anders, Harri Nyberg, Glyn Welden Banks, and Tom Sjöblom (eds), Celtica Helsingiensia. Proceedings from a Symposium on Celtic Studies, Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 107, Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 1996. 47–56.
Breatnach, Liam, “An edition of Amra Senáin”, in: Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Liam Breatnach, and Kim R. McCone (eds), Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney, Maynooth Monographs 2, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1989. 7–31.