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Volume / Number: 9 / 1403

CLA 1403
  • Würzburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek M. P. Th. F. 12
Script Irish Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Ireland. It has been suggested that this and other Irish manuscripts were brought to Würzburg by Clemens Scottus, who probably died there after 826. The manuscript belonged to the Würzburg Cathedral Library, where it bore numbers 'LV' and '50'.

CLA Vol. 9
TM Number TM 67542
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Contents Testamentum Vetus, Epistulae Pauli (Vulgata, Rm, 1 Cor, 2 Cor, Gal, Eph, Phil, Col, 1 Th, 2 Th, 1 Tim, 2 Tim, Tit, Phlm, Hbr).
Script Commentary

Script is an angular, somewhat broad Irish minuscule, slightly resembling one hand of the glosses in M. p. th. f. 61 (on fol. 19•r–v) (CLA 9.1415): a has often a horn at the right; comma-shaped i is frequent; S here and there; in ligature with following e or n has no horizontal cross-stroke. Many Erse and Latin glosses by several contemporary Irish hands, with an elaborate system of reference marks.


☛S. Kavanagh & D. Wodtko, A Lexicon of the Old-Irish glosses (Vienna 2001).

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