St. Paul im Lavanttal, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 86a/1

  • s. ixin
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish
Reichenau Primer
Latin hymns, Latin grammatical texts, with Old Irish poems, e.g. Messe ocus Pangur bán (f. 1)
Provenance and related aspects
s. ixin
early 9th century
Origin, provenance
possibly Reichenau Abbey
Hands, scribes
Old High German glosses
Codicological information
Foliation / Pagination
now 8 folia, with a 9th folio kept separately in Karlsruhe
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 for 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.

[dig. img.] Tristram, Konrad J. [photography], Reichenauer Schulheft - Reichenau Primer: Benediktinerstift St. Paul im Lavanttal (Kärnten) - St. Paul in Carinthia, Online: Hildegard L. C. Tristram. URL: <>. 
Images of the Reichenau Primer, photographed in 1998.

Secondary sources (select)

Tristram, Hildegard L. C., “Die irischen Gedichte im Reichenauer Schulheft”, in: Anreiter, Peter, and Erzsébet Jerem (eds.), Studia Celtica et Indogermanica: Festschrift für Wolfgang Meid zum 70. Geburtstag, Archaeolingua 10, Budapest: Archaeolingua, 1999. 503–529.
Windisch, Ernst [ed.], Irische Texte mit Wörterbuch, 4 vols, vol. 1, Leipzig, 1880.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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