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Volume / Number: 7 / 903

CLA 903
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  • Sankt Gallen Switzerland Stiftsbibliothek 70
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written at St Gall by Winithar, the well-known scribe of that abbey, who in his 'Uersus' at the end of the book says to his brethren: 'si autem uobis utile uidetur, aliquid scribam uobis ex mea paruitate, date pargamina uestra et in quantum dederet intellectum dominus sine ulla contradiccione faciam' (p. 251).

CLA Vol. 7
TM Number TM 67047
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Contents Testamentum Novum, Epistulae Pauli (Vulgata, Rm, 1–2 Cor, Gal, Eph, Phil, Col, 1–2 Th, 1–2 Tim, Tit, Phlm, Hbr); 'Versus Winitharis'.
Script Commentary

Script is entirely Winithar's unmistakable pre-Caroline minuscule (cf. CLA 7.893a): a is used as well as open a; i-longa here and there even in mid-word (anImum); suprascript v is frequent; ti ligature for hard ti. The interesting little sermon entitled 'uersus uuinitharis presbiteri qui hunc librum scripsit' (p. 250 ff.) stands after the Pauline Epistles (Winithar's name is by another hand and over erasure). The entry 'III īꝺ sep' (Sept. 11) noted by Winithar in the lower margin of p. 4 seems to mark the time he began his work. Old High German glosses (saec. VIII ex.) are seen passim (p. 27, 33, 97 ff.). A ninth-century hand rewrote p. 133. For another manuscript by Winithar with Insular symptoms, see St Gall MS 2 (p. 301–568) (CLA 7.894).

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