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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

Mary Swan and Owen Roberson

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Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek , Dc. 187 + 160 + 186 + 185

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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Glosses, names of herbs

Date: s. xiimed


This manuscript contains a number of Latin texts. English Glosses: Names of Herbs and Medical Texts are added across the different parts of the manuscript, giving names of herbs, diseases and parts of the body, and glossing herb-recipes. Manuscript not localised, but Ker notes that it ‘formed a single volume with a later medical manuscript of English provenance, now Dresden MS. C. 309’ (1957, p. 143).

Manuscript Items:
  1. Item: fols 7v-19r

      Title (B. Plant name

      Addition: ambrosie agrestis hindhe[l]eða / tanacetam helde / matrem herbarum mugƿurt / camimulam heaucƿurt / saxifrice sundcorn / arneglose ƿegbrade / agrimonia garcliua / sole thunge / auiane liðeleaf / gahell halsƿurt


  2. Item: fols 30r-37v

      Title (B.21.6.EM): Additional Medical Texts: Names of diseases and parts of the body

      Incipit: (fol. 30r) nesciaticos hypsar / genuculorum dolorem cneusar

      Explicit: (fol. 37v) summitates .i. croppes / runcie brembel / glatuner clate


  3. Item: fols 1r-15v

      Title (C.71.2.1.EM): Gloss to Names of Herbs, Medical Texts

      Incipit: (fol. 1r) terre malum i. eorðeppel / ad alueum concitandum wiðþamþe nebbe forþgang

      Explicit: (fol. 15v) iecinorosus .i. liferseoc


  4. Item: fols 27v-39r

      Title (C.71.2.2.EM): Gloss to Names of Herbs, Medical Texts

      Incipit: (fol. 27v) pamfeso que anglice dicitur / clofþunc siue þelneþunc

      Explicit: (fol. 39r) uua canina hudesberia / maluam siaringuuert / spincuum .i. alferthiguert


  5. Item: fol. 39v

Administration Information: Bibliography:

Ker, N. R., Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957; repr. 1990), item 102

Meritt, H. D., Old English Glosses (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1945)

Manitius, Max, 'Angelsächsische Glossen in Dresdner Handschriften', Anglia, 24 (1901), 428-35

Varnhagen, H., De glossis nonnvllis anglicis (Typis Friderici iunge Typhographi aulae rrg. Bavar et Univ. Erlangensis, 1902)