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 /
ed. from eight manuscripts, with introduction, translation of the Ballymote text, notes, and indices by George Calder.
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Edinburgh : J. Grant, 1917.
"Photographs of Ogham alphabets, with transcript of the interlinear explanations and translation thereof": 4 plates, each accompanied by folded sheet of various sizes, printed on one side (plates and printed pages numbered consecutively 300-313)
The Auraicept treats chiefly of the Ogham alphabet and grammar, but if the Trefhocul be included it treats also of poetry in the strict sense. It consists of excerpts from the Book of Cenn Faelad, the Book of Ferchertne, the Book of Amergen and the Book of Fenius, Iar mac Nema and Gaedel amc Ethiuir. Besides these four ancient books, two others are mentioned, the Dúile Feda, of which the Ogham tract is perhaps an expansion, and the Cín Ollaman, possibly an early form of the tract on metrics. The Auraicept bears abundant evidence of the influence of two Latin authors, Isidorus of Seville and Virgilius Maro. The language is Middle Irish, but the basis which has been much worked over, all belongs to the Old Irish period. cf. Introd.
Physical description: 3 p. ℓ., ix-lvi, 374 p. incl. 4 facsim. ; 24 cm.
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