Trecheng Breth Féne
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Tréde neimthigedar cerdai: fige ronn, caer comraic, plett for faebur. Three things that constitute an artificer: weaving chains, a mosaic ball1, an edge upon a blade.

1 O’Curry, Manners and Customs, ii., p.253, thought that a ‘caer comraic’ was ‘a ball of convergent ribs or lines’, perhaps such a bead or ball of mosaic glass as is depicted in Joyce’s "Social History of Ancient Ireland," vol. ii., p. 32, fig. 171. A ‘cáer comraic’ of eight different colours is mentioned in LB. 108b 20.

2008-06-24 CPD