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De origine Scoticae linguae (O'Mulconry's glossary) : an early Irish linguistic tract, with a related glossary, Irsan / edited by Pádraic Moran

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English, Irish, Old (to 1100), Latin Series: Corpus Christianorum. Continuatio Mediaevalis. Lexica Latina medii aevi ; ; 7.Publication details: Turnhout: Brepols, 2019Description: 592 p. : color facsimile ; 25 cmISBN:
  • 9782503581798
  • 250358179X
Other title:
  • O'Mulconry's glossary
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 870.05 CC LEX (7)
LOC classification:
  • PB1288.D67 M67 2019
Summary: "A new edition of the earliest etymological study of a European vernacular language. De Origine Scoticae Linguae (also known as O'Mulconry's Glossary) is a text originating in seventh-century Ireland that provides etymologies for c. 880 Irish words, mostly drawn from Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Its Latin prologue declares its affiliation to the Graeco-Roman linguistic tradition, claiming an origin for the Irish language in the Greek dialects Attic, Doric and Aeolic. The glossary attests to the transmission and reception of the Latin grammatical tradition in Ireland and shines light in particular on the Irish knowledge of Greek and Hebrew. The text also represents a milestone in the history of European linguistics, as the earliest etymological study of a European vernacular language. The glossary was published once before, by Whitley Stokes in 1898. This new edition provides the first translation and textual commentary, clarifying the sense of difficult entries and discussing sources. The introduction analyses the structure and contents, origins and development, linguistic issues, and relationships to other texts. The text is edited here along with a shorter related glossary of 232 entries, entitled Irsan, which includes shared material and sheds further light on its development."--
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"This book has its origins in a PhD project on the Latin sources of early Irish glossaries, completed at NUI Galway in 2007 under the supervision of Dáibhí Ó Cróinín."--Page 5.

The text of Irsan follows the edition prepared by Daniel A. Binchy for the Corpus iuris Hibernici (1978) and is based on the manuscript Dublin, Trinity College Library, 1337 (H.3.318).

Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-124) and indexes.

"A new edition of the earliest etymological study of a European vernacular language. De Origine Scoticae Linguae (also known as O'Mulconry's Glossary) is a text originating in seventh-century Ireland that provides etymologies for c. 880 Irish words, mostly drawn from Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Its Latin prologue declares its affiliation to the Graeco-Roman linguistic tradition, claiming an origin for the Irish language in the Greek dialects Attic, Doric and Aeolic. The glossary attests to the transmission and reception of the Latin grammatical tradition in Ireland and shines light in particular on the Irish knowledge of Greek and Hebrew. The text also represents a milestone in the history of European linguistics, as the earliest etymological study of a European vernacular language. The glossary was published once before, by Whitley Stokes in 1898. This new edition provides the first translation and textual commentary, clarifying the sense of difficult entries and discussing sources. The introduction analyses the structure and contents, origins and development, linguistic issues, and relationships to other texts. The text is edited here along with a shorter related glossary of 232 entries, entitled Irsan, which includes shared material and sheds further light on its development."--

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