Main hand The main scribe, who is not named in the manuscript and was responsible for ff. 5-36, ff. 101-122 and possibly, ff. 45-52 (Ó Cuív).
“hand varies greatly both in quality and in size, with large and small script at times alternating in the one column, citations in Latin being generally in large script” (Ó Cuív: 231).
known for a “distinctive half-uncial d” in the copy of Bethu Brigte, “which probably reflects the influence of an exemplar dating from the ninth century” (Ó Cuív: 231); writes, on f. 33r, that he was Baile na Cuilendtrach when writing this text.
Anonymous hand (f. 1r) First of three hands responsible for ff. 1-4; wrote text on f. 1r and remains anonymous (Ó Cuív).
Maelechlainn (ff. 1-4) Second of three hands responsible for ff. 1-4; wrote four items and signs as Maelechlainn on f. 2rb (Ó Cuív); identified by R. I. Best (1928) with the Maelechlainn Ua Maoilchonaire whose death is recorded s.a. 1489 (AFM). Ó Maoil Chonaire (Maelechlainn)
Later, anonymous hand 3 (f. 4v) Third of three hands responsible for ff. 1-4; a “later scribe ... [in] a crude hand ... inserted a poem in which a Tadhg Óg Ó Dálaigh lamented a Seón Pluingcéad, possibly either the Seón Pluingett for whom Part IV of this manuscript was written or the son of Crisdóir Pluingcéad of Loughcrew in Meath who is mentioned by another late scribe in a note on f. 36vb which was written in 1572” (Ó Cuív: 230-231).
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» Poem (37 stanzas) on the kings of Ireland from Lóoegaire to Brian Boru.
[Annálad anall uile] » Incipit: ‘A andáladh anall uile’ » Ascribed to: Gilla Cómáin mac Gilla Samthainde » Poem (imperfect copy)
f. 4r–f. .
» Ascribed to: (“Tadg og oDa […] cecinit”) » Poem, much faded.
(b) ff. 5-36
f. 5r–f. 30r
[Bethu Phátraic] » MS heading: ‘Beatha Padraic annso’ » i.e. the Tripartite Life of St. Patrick, with marginalia. There is a lacuna between ff. 6 and 7. A part of the missing text, comprising ff. 124 and 127 of the old foliation, is in a separate MS, NLI G 531 (Ó Cuív).
» Poem on ecclesiastical seasons and days, beginning A Loingsig a hEs mac nEirc.
[Fíl and grian Glinne Aí] » Incipit: ‘Fil and grian glindi hái’ » poem ascribed to the briugu Dá Choca, with prose preface and glosses.
» Seven-line note, Tomus cuirp Crist arna gabail Chonsantin impir (“The measure of Christ's body when found by Emperor Constantine”). See Kuno Meyer, ‘Miscellen’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915).
The list below has been collated from the table of contents (if available on this page)
Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts.
and incoming annotations concerning individual texts (again, if available).
Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.
Agallamh Cormaic ocus Fithil
“The Dialogue between King Cormac and Fíthel (Féigbriathrach)”
rubric: Beatha Padraic annso i.e. the Tripartite Life of St. Patrick, with marginalia. There is a lacuna between ff. 6 and 7. A part of the missing text, comprising ff. 124 and 127 of the old foliation, is in a separate MS, NLI G 531 (Ó Cuív).
This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.
[Oxford Digital Library], Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford. URL: <http://image.ox.ac.uk>.
Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
Best, Richard Irvine, “Notes on Rawlinson B. 512”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 17 (1928): 389–402.
Meyer, Kuno, “Miscellen [1. Quantitierender Gleichklang in der dritten Strophenzeile irischer Gedichte, 2. Tätowierung bei den Iren, 3. Die Leibeslänge Christi]”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 398–402.
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