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The Structure Of Cáin Lánamna

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Chapter Summary

This chapter provides a detailed description of the chapters of Cáin Lánamna (CL). The tract of CL is structured as follows: §§ 1-3 provide a general description of couples in Irish law; § 4 lists ten specific types of couple; §§ 5-20 concern the type of marriage called lánamnas comthinchuir "union of joint contribution"; §§ 21-30 concern lánamnas mná for ferthinchur "union of a woman on a man's contribution"; §§ 31-33 concern lánamnas fir for bantinchur "union of a man on a woman's contribution"; § 34 concerns lánamnas fir thathigtheo "union of a man visiting"; § 35 concerns lánamnas airite for eráil "union accepted at the instigation"; § 36 concerns both lánamnas foxail "union by abduction" and lánamnas táide "union of secrecy"; § 37 concerns both lánamnas éicne "union by rape" and lánamnas sleithe "union by stealth"; and § 38 concerns lánamnas genaide "union of mockery".

Keywords: Cáin Lánamna; Irish laws; man; marriage; union; woman



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