Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1337 4, pp. 59–87
Mills, Kristen, “Glossing the glosses: the right marginal notes on glaidomuin and gudomhuin in TCD MS 1337”, Studia Celtica Fennica 15 (2018): 65–82.
This article examines marginal notes glossing two entries (glaidomuin and gudomhuin) in a legal glossary in TCD MS 1337. The entries in the glossary and the glosses in the upper margin connect these terms to a range of natural and supernatural beings (wolves, women of the síde, morrigna, infernal demons, demons of the air, scaldcrows, and foxes). This study considers the glosses in the right margin, which etymologize the lemmata as referring to the doubling of howls and voices. It is argued that this may refer to the phenomenon of the echo; furthermore, it is proposed that this interpretation may relate to a recurring image in prose literature, where supernatural beings screech in reply to a hero’s shouts or the sounds of battle. Finally, an association between echoes and the voices of demons in several late antique texts and the Vita Antonii is discussed.
Journal volume: Studia Celtica Fennica:
Stokes, Whitley, “Irish glosses, edited by a member of the Council from a manuscript in the library of Trinity College, Dublin [H. 3. 18, p. 61, col. 1]”, Transactions of the Philological Society 6 (1859 [issued 1860]): 168–215.
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