Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316/pp. 39-66

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Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316

pp. 39-42, 47-66

Folios which originally belonged to a separate manuscript. These currently form the second section of the second volume of Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316. Its contents are legal, containing texts from the first third of Senchas Már.


Irish manuscripts
web page identifiers

page name: Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316/pp. 39-66
page url: http://vanhamel.nl/codecs/Dublin,_Trinity_College,_MS_1316/pp._39-66
page ID: 18700
page ID tracker: http://vanhamel.nl/codecs/Show:ID?id=18700

Part of
The head manuscript in which the present part is found.
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316 (H 2. 15a) [s. xiv]
Date s. xivin(?) no later than 1350 (Best and Thurneysen)
Origin Ireland
Scribes, hands
Comments: R. I. Best and Charlene Eska distinguished between the following scribes:
  • Two alternating main scribes
    • Scribe A (Best) = Scribe 2 (Eska)
    • Scribe B (Best) = Scribe 1 (Eska)
  • Glossators numbered 1 to 7 (Eska).
Codicological description
Codicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
manuscript fragment
Material vellum
Palaeographical description
none available as yet
Work in progress
p. 39–p. 42
[Cáin aicillne] » Acephalous
For the two leaves inserted by the binder in the middle of the text, see Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1316/pp. 43-46.
p. 47
[Cáin aicillne] » Continued
p. 53aline 4–p. 59b line 14
–p. 66
[Córus béscnai] » Breaks off.

The list below has been collated from the table of contents (if available on this page)
Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts.
and incoming annotations concerning individual texts (again, if available).
Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.
p. 53al. 4–p. 59bl. 14
pp. 53a4–59b14   
Only complete copy.
Cáin aicillne
p. 39–p. 42
p. 47
Córus béscnai
–p. 66
Breaks off.

  • Sources

Primary sources
This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

Best, R. I., and Rudolf Thurneysen (introduction), Senchas Már: facsimile of the oldest fragments from Ms.H.2.15 in the library of Trinity College, Dublin, Facsimiles in Collotype of Irish Manuscripts 1, Dublin: Stationery Office, 1931.
Facsimile edition
Binchy, D. A. (ed.), Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 2, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.
479.25 ff Diplomatic edition

Secondary sources

Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Eska, Charlene M. (ed. and tr.), Cáin lánamna: an Old Irish tract on marriage and divorce law, Medieval Law and Its Practice 5, Leiden: Brill, 2010.
Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.

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