Sanas Cormaic

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Sanas Cormaic

    Sanas Cormaic‘Cormac's glossary’

    • Old Irish, Middle Irish
    • prose
    • Irish glossaries, Irish texts on language and literature
    Ascribed to
    Cormac mac CuilennáinCormac mac Cuilennáin (d. 908) – bishop and king of Munster
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    Manuscripts

    The sigla in italics represent the versions as listed by Stokes.

    Language
    • Old Irish Middle Irish
    • Secondary language(s): Latin Greek Hebrew
    Form
    prose (primary)
    verse (secondary)
    Textual relationships

    Classification

    Irish glossaries Irish texts on language and literature
    • 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.

    [dig. 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>.
    [ed.] Stokes, Whitley [ed.], Three Irish glossaries: Cormac’s Glossary, O’Davoren’s Glossary and a glossary to the Calendar of Oengus the Culdee, London: Williams and Norgate, 1862.
    TLH – ‘Cormac’s Glossary’ (pp. 1-44): <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
    [ed.] Stokes, Whitley [ed.], and John O'Donovan [tr.], Sanas Chormaic: Cormac’s Glossary, Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, Calcutta: O.T. Cutter, 1868.
    Internet Archive: <link> HathiTrust: <link>, <link> Google Books: <link>
    [ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “On the Bodleian fragment of Cormac’s Glossary”, Transactions of the Philological Society 22 (1891–4, 1894): 149–206.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>
    [ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Sanas Cormaic. An Old-Irish glossary compiled by Cormac úa Cuilennáin, king-bishop of Cashel in the tenth century”, in: Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 4, Halle and Dublin, 1912. 1–128 (text), i–xix (introduction).
    Internet Archive – vols 1-5: <link> Internet Archive – vols 3-5: <link>

    Secondary sources

    Russell, Paul, “Poets, power and possessions in medieval Ireland: some stories from Sanas Cormaic”, in: Eska, Joseph F. [ed.], Law, literature and society, CSANA Yearbook 7, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008. 9–45.
    Russell, Paul, “The sounds of a silence: the growth of Cormac's Glossary”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 15 (1988): 1–30.

    Qiu, Fangzhe, “Wandering cows and obscure words: a rimeless poem from legal manuscripts and beyond”, Studia Celtica Fennica 10 (2013): 91–111.
    Moran, Pádraic, “‘A living speech’? The pronunciation of Greek in early medieval Ireland”, Ériu 61 (2011): 29–57.
    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>.
    Rodway, Simon, “Two notes on Sanas Cormaic”, Studi Celtici 7 (2008–2009): 177–189.
    Rodway, Simon, “‘Gaulish’ megaliths in Ireland? Gall in Sanas Cormaic”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 55 (Summer, 2008): 41–50.
    Russell, Paul, “Poets, power and possessions in medieval Ireland: some stories from Sanas Cormaic”, in: Eska, Joseph F. [ed.], Law, literature and society, CSANA Yearbook 7, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008. 9–45.
    Mahon, William, “Old-Irish verse fragments attributed to Fer Muman mac Echtain”, Studi Celtici 4 (2006): 223–256.
    Studi Celtici: <link>
    Williams, Éimear, “Bealtaine and Imbolg (oimelc) in Cormac’s Glossary”, Studia Celtica 39 (2005): 123–143.
    Russell, Paul, “Welsh *Cynnwgl and related matters”, Studia Celtica 39 (2005): 181–188.
    Russell, Paul, “Graece … Latine: Graeco-Latin glossaries in early medieval Ireland”, Peritia 14 (2000): 406–420.
    Russell, Paul, “Gwr gwynn y law: figures of speech in Gramadegau'r penceirddiaid and Latin grammarians”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 32 (Winter, 1996): 95–104.
    Russell, Paul, “Dúil Dromma Cetta and Cormac’s Glossary”, Études Celtiques 32 (1996): 147–174.
    Russell, Paul, “The sounds of a silence: the growth of Cormac's Glossary”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 15 (1988): 1–30.
    Hamp, Eric P., “Imbolc, Óimelc”, Studia Celtica 14–15 (1979): 106–113.
    Thurneysen, Rudolf, Die irische Helden- und Königsage bis zum siebzehnten Jahrhundert, Halle: Niemeyer, 1921.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    19–20   [1.5] “Cormacs Glossar”
    Meyer, Kuno, “Cormacs Glossar nach der Handschrift des Buches der Ui Maine”, Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 23 (1919): 290–319.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Sanas Cormaic. An Old-Irish glossary compiled by Cormac úa Cuilennáin, king-bishop of Cashel in the tenth century”, in: Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 4, Halle and Dublin, 1912. 1–128 (text), i–xix (introduction).
    Internet Archive – vols 1-5: <link> Internet Archive – vols 3-5: <link>
    Meyer, Kuno, “Miscellen”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 178–183.
    1. Die Autorschaft von Cormacs Glossar
    Dottin, G., “Les variantes grammaticales des manuscrits irlandais [III. Glossaire de Cormac]”, Revue Celtique 32 (1911): 43–52.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    Gwynn, E. J., “Notes”, Ériu 3 (1907): 190–193.
    Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], “On the Bodleian fragment of Cormac’s Glossary”, Transactions of the Philological Society 22 (1891–4, 1894): 149–206.
    Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>
    Stokes, Whitley [ed.], and John O'Donovan [tr.], Sanas Chormaic: Cormac’s Glossary, Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, Calcutta: O.T. Cutter, 1868.
    Internet Archive: <link> HathiTrust: <link>, <link> Google Books: <link>
    Stokes, Whitley [ed.], Three Irish glossaries: Cormac’s Glossary, O’Davoren’s Glossary and a glossary to the Calendar of Oengus the Culdee, London: Williams and Norgate, 1862.
    TLH – ‘Cormac’s Glossary’ (pp. 1-44): <link> Internet Archive: <link>, <link>

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