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Cædmon's Hymn, and Latin-Old English glossary

Date: s. ximed


Cædmon's Hymn appears as an addition in the margin of a copy of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastia, which contains also four glosses in Old English. A Latin-Old English glossary on fols 250-51. Ker (1957, p. 358) observes that the 'manuscript appears to have been at Peterborough by s. xiiin'.

Manuscript Items:
  1. Item: fol. 152v

      Title (A.32.2): Cædmon's Hymn: West Saxon Version

      Incipit: ( fol. 152v) (beginning of line illegible) ƿe sc (part illegible) an | (second line illegible) | (most of line illegible) his | (most of line illegible) c | (entire line illegible) | (most of line illegible) lc | (most of line illegible) d | (end of inicipit illegible)

      Explicit: (fol. 152v) (beginning of explicit illegible) st | (beginning of line illegible) bearnum | (beginning of line illegible) rofe | (line illegible) | (line illegible) | (most of line illegible) e | (most of line illegible) r tida | (beginning of line illegible) m on f (one graph illegible, probably 'o') ldum | (beginning of line lost due to trimming) a ælmihtig.

      Note: An attempt was made to erase it and it was further damaged by a binder. Partly illegible.


  2. Item: fol. 66r
  3. Item: fol. 111
  4. Item: fol. 112r
  5. Item: fol. 154
  6. Item: fol. 250r

      Title (D.23): Latin-Old English Glossary: [lemmata mostly from Aldhelm, De laude virginitate]

      Incipit: (fol. 250r) smeagende (glossing Latin 'disputantes')

      Explicit: ( fol. 250r) (the explicit is illegible)

      Text Language: English and Latin


Administration Information: Bibliography:

Ker, N. R., Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957; repr. 1990), item 304

Napier, A. S., Old English Glosses, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series, xi (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1900)

O'Brien O'Keeffe, Katherine Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003), vol. 10

O'Donnell, Daniel Paul, ed., Cædmon's Hymn: A Multimedia Study, Edition and Archive (Woodbridge: Brewer, 2005)