O'Mulconry's glossary

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O'Mulconry's glossary

    O’Mulconry’s glossary

    • Irish glossaries, Glossary
    Earliest extant Irish glossary
    Title
    O’Mulconry’s glossary
    The title O’Mulconry’s glossary was coined by Eugene O’Curry, who named it after Seán Ó Maoil Chonaire using the anglicised form of his name, John O’Mulconry (fl. 16th century). Although the work is too early to be attributed to him, Stokes adopted this suggestion when he came to edit the text
    n. 1 Whitley Stokes, ‘O'Mulconry's glossary’, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900): 232.
    and the title has remained in common use ever since. The glossary is also referred to as Descriptio de origine Scoticae linguae, from the opening words of the introduction, although this title is sometimes reserved for the original stratum of the text only.
    Initial words (prose)
    • Incipit discreptio de origine Scoticae linguae quam congregauerunt religiosi uiri
    Manuscripts
    Provenance
    The earliest stratum of the text may date back to the second half of the 7th or first half of the 8th century (Mac Neill). Whitley Stokes dates certain late features of the text to the 13th or 14th century.
    Textual relationships

    Classification

    Irish glossaries
     Glossary
    • Sources

    Notes

    Whitley Stokes, ‘O'Mulconry's glossary’, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900): 232.

    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, “O'Mulconry's glossary”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900): 232–324, 473–481.
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    [corr.] Stokes, Whitley, “Suum cuique”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900): 629.
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    [dipl. ed.] Russell, Paul, Sharon Arbuthnot, and Pádraic Moran, Early Irish glossaries database, Online: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge. URL: <http://www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/irishglossaries>.
    Diplomatic edition of all four manuscript copies. direct link
    Translation wanted.

    Secondary sources

    Mac Neill, Eoin, “‘De origine Scoticae linguae’”, Ériu 11 (1932): 112–129.

    Moran, Pádraic, “Greek dialectology and the Irish origin story”, in: Moran, Pádraic, and Immo Warntjes (eds), Early medieval Ireland and Europe: chronology, contacts, scholarship. A Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 14, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. 481–512.
    Moran, Pádraic, “‘A living speech’? The pronunciation of Greek in early medieval Ireland”, Ériu 61 (2011): 29–57.
    Toner, Gregory, “Macha and the invention of myth”, Ériu 60 (2010): 81–109.
    Russell, Paul, Sharon Arbuthnot, and Pádraic Moran, Early Irish glossaries database, Online: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge. URL: <http://www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/irishglossaries>.
    Mac Neill, Eoin, “‘De origine Scoticae linguae’”, Ériu 11 (1932): 112–129.
    Meyer, Kuno, “Erläuterungen und Besserungen zu irischen Texten [1. Zu Stokes' Ausgabe von O’Davorens Glossar, 2. Zu Stokes' Ausgabe von O’Mulconrys Glossar]”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 349–357.
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    Stokes, Whitley, “O'Mulconry's glossary”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900): 232–324, 473–481.
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    Stokes, Whitley, “Suum cuique”, Archiv für celtische Lexikographie 1 (1900): 629.
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