O’Clery’s glossary

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O'Clery's glossary

    O’Clery’s glossary

    Id:Ó Cléirigh (Mícheál)
    • Irish glossaries
    Irish glossary, dedicated to Baothghalach Mac Aodhagáin.
    Title
    O’Clery’s glossary
    The work was printed as Foclóir na Sanasán Nua, but is commonly known by descriptive titles such as O’Clery’s glossary or Sanasán Mhichíl Uí Chléirigh.
    Author
    Mícheál Ó CléirighO'Clery (Michael), Ó Cléirigh (Mícheál) (d. 1643) – Irish scholar, historian and scribe
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    Manuscripts

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    Date
    1643 (first appearance in print)
    Sources
    In his introduction, Ó Cléirigh acknowledges the use of a number of textual and manuscript sources:
    n. 1 Arthur W. K. Miller, ‘O’Clery’s Irish glossary’, Revue Celtique 4 (1879–1880): 354; E. J. Gwynn, ‘On a source of O'Clery's Glossary’, Hermathena 14 (1907): 464.
    • Amra Choluim Chille
    • Immacallam in dá thúarad
    • ‘Féilire na náomh’, i.e. Félire Óengusso
    • Martyrology of Gorman
    • ‘Leabhar iomann’, i.e. the Irish Liber hymnorum (TCD MS 1441 and UCD (Franciscan) MS A 2)
    • Sanasán
    • Bethu Phátraic
    • ‘Seinscreaptra meamruim agas seinleabhar páipéir ina bíríth mórán d’foclaibh cruaidhe gona míniughadh’ (“old vellum manuscripts and an old paper book in which many difficult words with their interpretation were found”). E. J. Gwynn suggests that the former may have included a copy (or copies) of the Dinnshenchas Érenn.
      n. 2 See E. J. Gwynn, ‘On a source of O'Clery's Glossary’, Hermathena 14 (1907) and E. J. Gwynn, ‘On a source of O'Clery's Glossary’, Hermathena 15 (1909).
    • Foras focal
    • Deirbshiur don Eagna an Éigsi
    • ‘urmhor an leabhráin ó sin amach do réir na gluaise do glacadh ón nBáothghalach réumhraite’ (“a great part of the book according to the gloss received from the aforesaid Baothghalach [ruadh Mac Aodhagáin]”)
    • Baothghalach ruadh Mac Aodhagáin (not to be confused with the patron of the book), Torna Ó Maolchonaire, Maolsheachlainn modardha Ó Maolchonaire and Lughaidh Ó Cléirigh (d. 1616) are credited as learned authorities on the interpretation of the glosses.
    • Seán Ó Maolchonaire (John O'Mulconry) and Flann mac Cairbre meic Aodhagáin are mentioned as Irish scholars who have produced glossaries before Ó Cléirigh.

    Classification

    Irish glossaries
    • Sources

    Notes

    Arthur W. K. Miller, ‘O’Clery’s Irish glossary’, Revue Celtique 4 (1879–1880): 354; E. J. Gwynn, ‘On a source of O'Clery's Glossary’, Hermathena 14 (1907): 464.
    See E. J. Gwynn, ‘On a source of O'Clery's Glossary’, Hermathena 14 (1907) and E. J. Gwynn, ‘On a source of O'Clery's Glossary’, Hermathena 15 (1909).

    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.

    [print] Ó Cléirigh, Mícheál, Foclóir nó Sanasán nua: A new Vocabulary or Glossary, Louvain, 1643.
    [ed.] Miller, Arthur W. K. [ed. and tr.], “O’Clery’s Irish glossary”, Revue Celtique 4 (1879–1880): 349–428, 479–480.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    [ed.] Miller, Arthur W. K. [ed. and tr.], “O’Clery’s Irish glossary”, Revue Celtique 5 (1881–1883): 1–69.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    [ed.] Lhuyd, Edward, Archæologia Britannica, giving some account additional to what has been hitherto publish’d, of the languages, histories and customs of the original inhabitants of Great Britain [from collections and observations in travels through Wales, Cornwal, Bas-Bretagne, Ireland and Scotland], vol. 1: Glossography, Oxford, 1707.
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    Incorporates the glossary in an Irish dictionary.

    Secondary sources

    Russell, Paul, “The sounds of a silence: the growth of Cormac's Glossary”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 15 (1988): 1–30.
    Stokes, Whitley, “A collation of the second edition of O'Clery's Irish glossary”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900): 348–359.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Gwynn, E. J., “On a source of O'Clery's Glossary”, Hermathena 14:33 (1907): 464–480.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Gwynn, E. J., “On a source of O'Clery's Glossary”, Hermathena 15:35 (1909): 389–396.
    Internet Archive: <link>

    Queried results

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    Russell, Paul, “The sounds of a silence: the growth of Cormac's Glossary”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 15 (1988): 1–30.
    Knott, Eleanor, “O’Clery’s glossary and its forerunners. A note on glossary-making in medieval Ireland”, in: O'Brien, Sylvester [ed.], Measgra i gcuimhne Mhichíl Uí Chléirigh .i. Miscellany of historical and linguistic studies in honour of Brother Michael Ó Cléirigh, O.F.M., Chief of the Four Masters, 1643-1943, Dublin, 1944. 65–69.
    Gwynn, E. J., “On a source of O'Clery's Glossary”, Hermathena 15:35 (1909): 389–396.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Gwynn, E. J., “On a source of O'Clery's Glossary”, Hermathena 14:33 (1907): 464–480.
    Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
    Stokes, Whitley, “A collation of the second edition of O'Clery's Irish glossary”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900): 348–359.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Miller, Arthur W. K. [ed. and tr.], “O’Clery’s Irish glossary”, Revue Celtique 5 (1881–1883): 1–69.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Miller, Arthur W. K. [ed. and tr.], “O’Clery’s Irish glossary”, Revue Celtique 4 (1879–1880): 349–428, 479–480.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Lhuyd, Edward, Archæologia Britannica, giving some account additional to what has been hitherto publish’d, of the languages, histories and customs of the original inhabitants of Great Britain [from collections and observations in travels through Wales, Cornwal, Bas-Bretagne, Ireland and Scotland], vol. 1: Glossography, Oxford, 1707.
     : <link>, <link>
    Ó Cléirigh, Mícheál, Foclóir nó Sanasán nua: A new Vocabulary or Glossary, Louvain, 1643.

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