Lecan glossary

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Lecan glossary

    Lecan glossary

    • Irish
    • Irish glossaries

    A glossary, or group of glossaries, that is probably best represented by a copy in the Book of Lecan. Unlike Sanas Cormaic or O'Davoren's glossary, which tend to comment on the terms under consideration, it usually provides single words to gloss difficult words. Notable exceptions include §§ 203-222.

    Title
    Lecan glossary
    See the comments below for an explanation of this name.
    Manuscripts
    Extracts / fragments
    Language
    • Irish language
    Textual relationships

    Possible sources as suggested by Stokes:

    • for §§ 59-94, poems in the Liber hymnorum
    • for §§ 477-565, Egerton metrical glossary
    • perhaps (sources shared by) the metrical glossaries Forus focal and Deirbhshiúr glossary

    Classification

    Irish glossaries
    • Sources

    Primary sources
    Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] Stokes, Whitley, “The Lecan glossary”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900): 50–100.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    [ed.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “On the metrical glossaries of the mediaeval Irish”, Beiträge zur Kunde der indogermanischen Sprachen 29 (1893): 1–120.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Contains an edition of the glosses corresponding to the Egerton metrical glossary.

    Stokes, Whitley, “The Lecan glossary”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900): 50–100.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “On the metrical glossaries of the mediaeval Irish”, Beiträge zur Kunde der indogermanischen Sprachen 29 (1893): 1–120.
    Internet Archive: <link>

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