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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 144: The Corpus Glossary.

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 144: The Corpus Glossary.
Alternate Title:
Glossaria
Language:
Latin and English, Old (ca. 450-1100)
Extent:
ff. 65 + 3
Approximate Date:
[ca. 700 A.D. - 799 A.D.]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
The Corpus Glossary, CCCC MS 144, written in the early ninth century, is an early witness to the Old English language, and also attests to Latin learning in England at this time. It contains several glossaries; most of the glosses are in Latin, but there are over 2000 in Old English. It is written in a beautiful Anglo-Saxon Hybrid Minuscule, with some typically Insular decoration of initials. The manuscript also has two flyleaves at the end from an Irish manuscript of a treatise on grammar by Priscian (fl. c. 500) written in Gaelic National Hand, probably in the twelfth century.