Early Irish Glossaries Database

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Sanas Cormaic (Cormac’s Glossary)

This glossary is represented in shorter version (c. 700 entries) and a longer version (c. 1300 entries).

Manuscripts containing the longer version are closely related, and therefore at present headwords only are given for H¹a, H¹b and K (marked * below):

Y
Yellow Book of Lecan (TCD, ms 1318 (H.2.16)), pp. 255a–283a
H¹a*
Dublin, Trinity College, ms 1317 (H.2.15b), pp. 13–37 [89–115]
H¹b*
Dublin, Trinity College, ms 1317 (H.2.15b), pp. 77–102 [153–178]
K*
University College Dublin, Franciscan (Killiney) ms A 12, pp. 1–40

Shorter version:

B
Leabhar Breac (RIA, ms 23 P 16), pp. 263–72
L
Book of Leinster (TCD, ms 1339 (H.2.18), p. 179 (frag. T–U)
La
Oxford, Bodleian Library, ms Laud 610, fols. 79r–80v, 83r–86r (frag. I–T)
M
Book of Uí Maine (Dublin, RIA, ms D ii 1), fols. 177r–84ra [119r–126ra] (A–T)

Dúil Dromma Cetta (D)

Dublin, Trinity College, ms 1337 (H.3.18), pp. 63–75
Dublin, Trinity College, ms 1337 (H.3.18), pp. 633a–638b
London, British Library, ms Egerton 1782, fol. 15 (frag. D–M)
D⁴
Dublin, Trinity College, ms 1287 (H.1.13), pp. 361–2 (frag. I–M)

O’Mulconry’s Glossary (OM)

OM¹
Yellow Book of Lecan (TCD, ms 1318 (H.2.16)), cols. 88–122
OM²
Dublin, Trinity College, ms 1317 (H.2.15b), pp. 41–2 [118–9] (frag. E–G)
OM³
Dublin, Trinity College, ms 1317 (H.2.15b), pp. 102–4 [178–80] (frag. A–C)
OM⁴
University College Dublin, Franciscan (Killiney) ms A 12, pp. 41–42 (frag. A only)

Loman/Irsan

Loman is an independent copy of the latter part of the additional entries (YAdd) in the longer version of Sanas Cormaic. Irsan is a distinct text more loosely related to OM.

Loman
Dublin, Trinity College, ms 1337 (H.3.18), pp. 76a–79c (L–U)
Irsan
Dublin, Trinity College, ms 1337 (H.3.18), pp. 80a–83b (A–S)