Here's one cited in DIL, s.v. "báidid":
"Cia baidit cenna ni baidit mbruighe."
Although heads (= leaders) go under (drown, are extinguished/
obliterated), lands do not.
The gloss for this is:
".i. cia marbh na comarba mairit na tíre"
What is the legal context of this maxim, if there is one?
I see that modern "comharba" can simply mean "heir".
Is it likely that this is originally or commonly a proverb
of general application? If so, what would its metaphorical