Condolb cách ima dáinib fodesin.

Condolb cách ima dáinib fodesin.

(kin-loving * everyone * regarding his * people * own)

Everyone loves his own people best.

Medb uses this saying on Fer Diad as part of her campaign to persuade him to fight on behalf of Connacht against the Ulster hero Cú Chulainn, despite the fact that the two had a deep bond of affection. This version of the saying is from the YBL Táin. Another similar saying in found in Windisch’s edition of the text:

“uair as badhach nech imá tir fén” (for one is partial to ones own country).

Topics: The Characters Speak Proverbial Sayings