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Volume / Number: 8 / 1227

CLA 1227
  • Jena Germany Universität 1
Script Irish Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written by the same Irish scribe as the Würzburg grammatical fragments (CLA 9.1399). Provenance unknown. Was used for a binding in the seventeenth century, as is shown by the entry '1628' on fol. 2. The fragment subsequently belonged to Paul Wigand, Georg Gundermann, and Georg Goetz (†1932). The Charisius fragment recorded in the Giessen University Library in 1842, since lost, may have been part of our manuscript.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67361
Support Parchment
Contents Charisius, Ars Grammatica (excerpta).
Script Commentary

Script is an extremely pointed Irish minuscule by the expert scribe who wrote the Würzburg grammatical fragments (CLA 9.1399): the uprights of h (even in fr), f, p, , and majuscule i have a curious, characteristic break; final is occasionally tall as in Continental script; e in ligatures often has the lower bow reversed. Glosses over some Greek words in tiny minuscule by the original scribe include one word in Irish vernacular.

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