Cardiff, Central Library, MS 2.81

Llyfr Aneirin
  • s. xiii2
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
It was agreed in 2010 that the manuscript is to be transferred to the National Library of Wales, while the Cardiff Council will retain ownership.
Hengwrt, no. 46
Philipps, no. 16614
Llyfr Aneirin
Manuscript known best as the Book of Aneirin (Llyfr Aneirin). It contains the heroic poem Y Gododdin and a number of gorchanau.
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiii2
second half of the 13th century
Hands, scribes
Codicological information

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.


Primary sources 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.

Huws, Daniel, Llyfr Aneirin: a facsimile / Llyfr Aneirin: ffacsimile, Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 1989.
Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, Facsimile & text of the Book of Aneirin, 2 vols, Pwllheli: s.p., 1908.
Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Huws, Daniel, Medieval Welsh manuscripts, Cardiff and Aberystwyth: University of Wales Press, 2000.
72–75 An augmented version of the article below
Huws, Daniel, Five ancient books of Wales, H. M. Chadwick Memorial Lectures 6, Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, 1995.
Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, Report on manuscripts in the Welsh language, vol. 2:1: Jesus College, Oxford; Free Library, Cardiff; Haved; Wrexham; Llanwrin; Merthyr; Aberdâr, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London, 1902.
Internet Archive: <link>
91–92 [id. 1.] MS 1 direct link

External links

Casgliad y Werin Cymru: Llyfr Aneirin. Images from the manuscript.
User:CA ,Dennis Groenewegen
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