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Library Place Paris
Library Name BnF
Shelfmark MS Lat. 10289
Folio Range Whole MS (219 fols)
Date IX ex. / X in.
  • Brittany (?)
  • Redon (?)
  • North-Western Francia (?)
  • Chartres (?)
  • Sens
  • Chartres.

Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae, with scholia.

Old Breton Materials Yes
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

This copy of Priscian's Institutiones (which, unlike Paris, BnF, Lat. 10290, does not belong to the Irish tradition; cf. Lemoine 1985: 21 and Lemoine 1985b: 61, although see Cinato 2015: 562 for the possible existence of an insular ancestor) contains 25 glosses in Old Breton (in this context, it should be noted that parts of the original MS were replaced by new folios during the tenth century in order to fill textual gaps, as pointed out in Cinato 2015: 561–2; these more recent folios do not contain vernacular glosses). Lemoine (1985: 17–22) has shown that some glosses and readings of Lat. 10290 may have been taken from this MS, at a time when both codices were present in the same library-scriptorium (probably in the early tenth century, perhaps at Chartres). The place of origin of this MS is uncertain: in 1895, Clerval suggested that it was written during the ninth century at Chartres, but he did not provide any evidence to support his view (Clerval 1895: 16). In fact, it is perfectly possible (if not probable) that this MS was written in Brittany (as tentatively suggested in Lemoine 1985b: 61). On account of the presence of few Germanic and Romance glosses in addition to the Old Breton and Latin ones, Fleuriot (1960: 174) suggested that it was written at Redon—an interesting idea, which however is currently impossible to prove.

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog No number; vol. III, p. 159
Essential bibliography

Bauer 2008: 82–5; Bauer 2014; BnF Archives et Manuscrits; Cinato 2015: 561–2; Cinato 2017: 108 (n. 89); DGVB 5, 8; Fleuriot 1960: 156–74; Hofman 1996: 38; Kerlouégan 1982b: 318; Kerlouégan 1990: 318; Lambert 1982: 173; Lemoine 1985: 17–22, 288; Lemoine 1985b: 46, 60–3; Passalacqua 1978: 243 (§530); PMSB 310 (§82); Schrijver 2011: 9; Smith 1992: 172 (n. 106).

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