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Codicology:Vellum, 320 x 235 mm (12.5 x 9.5 in.), ff. 65 + 3,
33 lines to a column, four columns on a page. Cent. viii,
in a very fine hand.
I8-VII8 VIII8 (+1) a10 (1 canc.) |
b2 | 1 flyleaf.
Provenance:From St Augustine's, Canterbury. On f. ir is:
“Di(st) XI Gra 1 retro
(possibly, as Hessels read, retus, for retrorsus, but I think the
letter is a rough o). elucidacio quarundam parcium cum A. liber S. Aug.
Not in the old catalogue: no. 1350 is
“Liber de obstrusis sermonibus
parcium 2 fo. omnes D. (blank) G. (blank)”
but the 2nd folio does not correspond.
f. iv blank except for scribbles.
Research:These are the contents of this volume, quite briefly indicated. The whole was
edited by J. H. Hessels, M.A., in 1890 with the
greatest care and completeness: a facsimile accompanies his edition. The text was first printed by
T. Wright in his Vocabularies, then by Wulcker in 1884, and again by Professor Sweet, Oldest English Texts
Decoration:The ornamental initials which begin the divisions of the glossary are
deserving of careful attention. They are in the Celtic manner, and often, but not always,
surrounded with red dots. Their execution is very good indeed. Both they and many smaller
initials are filled in with patches of yellow or dusky blue.
There is one good outline initial on the leaves at the end.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i + 1-67 + c-d
Language: Latin and Old English.
Interpretations of Hebrew and Greek Names
Interpretatio nominum Ebraicorum et Graecorum
Interpretatio nominum ebraicorum et grecorum
Glossary in Latin and Old English, alphabetised by first two letters
Glosa secundum ordinem alphabeti
In hoc glossario plurimae voces Latinae, Saxonice explicantur. Haec antiquissima
glossaria, quae quodam supellex fuerunt bibliothecae abbatiae Sancti
Augustini juxta muros Cantuariae, excipit
Incipit glosa secundum ordinem elimentorum Alphabeti
Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae (excerpt
from book 2)
Fragmentum Latinum, literis Hibernicis scriptum, ad rem grammaticam pertinens
Two leaves follow in double columns of 40 lines, in a fine hand
of Irish aspect which is assigned by Hessels to
cent. xii, but must, I think, be considerably earlier
The text is from Priscian liber II (Putsch 582 etc.) on patronymics and possessives