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The Corpus Glossary(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Codicology:Vellum, 320 x 235 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (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.
Collation: I8-VII8 VIII8 (+1) a10 (1 canc.) | b2 | 1 flyleaf.
2 fo.: farao.
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. Cant.
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 1885.
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(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Old English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Interpretations of Hebrew and Greek Names (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Interpretatio nominum Ebraicorum et Graecorum (Content authored by Nasmith)
Interpretatio nominum ebraicorum et grecorum
Glossary in Latin and Old English, alphabetised by first two letters (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Glosa secundum ordinem alphabeti (Content authored by Nasmith)
In hoc glossario plurimae voces Latinae, Saxonice explicantur. Haec antiquissima glossaria, quae quodam supellex fuerunt bibliothecae abbatiae Sancti Augustini juxta muros Cantuariae, excipit(Content authored by Nasmith)
Incipit glosa secundum ordinem elimentorum Alphabeti
Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae (excerpt from book 2)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Fragmentum Latinum, literis Hibernicis scriptum, ad rem grammaticam pertinens (Content authored by Nasmith)
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
A blank flyleaf