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Library Place London
Library Name British Library
Shelfmark MS Harley 2719
Folio Range Whole MS (177 fols)
Date IX 3/4
  • Brittany (?)
  • Loire Valley (?)



Nonius Marcellus, De compendiosa doctrina, with scholia (1r-177v).

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

This MS, which was written in the Loire Valley according to Bischoff's Katalog (Kat. §2451), but in Brittany according to Bischoff 1994: 128, contains a fascinating assemblage of glosses in different vernacular languages: in addition to some glosses in Old French, we also find here one gloss in Old High German and one in Old Breton (guelch, glossing strabones at fol. 13r, in the hand of the main glossator). However, at present it is not possible to know whether the MS was written in Brittany, copied from an exemplar that contained at least one Old Breton gloss, or glossed by a Breton speaker working outside of Brittany (e.g. at Tours or Fleury).

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog 2451
Essential bibliography

Bauer 2008: 136; Bischoff 1994: 128; British Library Digitised Manuscripts; BStK Online; DGVB 6, 187; Dumville 2005: 58; Lemoine 1985: 290; Lindsay 1897; PMSB 301 (§45); Schrijver 2011: 10; Smith 1992: 172 (n. 108).

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Last Updated 2020-04-08 00:00:00
Author Jacopo Bisagni
DHBM Identifier #73
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