Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1392 Unit: section 3

  • Latin, Cornish, Welsh, Breton
  • s. xviiex/xviiiin
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • paper

Fragment of a comparative vocabulary (Ob–end) of Latin, Welsh, Cornish and ‘Armoric’ (a shorter version of that in Lhuyd’s Archaeologia), with an unfinished list of Latin words (Nadir–end), with occasional equivalents.

Part of
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1392 (1392, H 5. 20) [s. xviiex/xviiiin]
lexicology and lexicography

Abbott’s description is terse enough to be quoted in full:

  • 16" x 11". Fragment of a comparative vocabulary of Latin, Welsh, Cornish, and Armoric, from Ob to the end of the alphabet. This is much less full than the comparative vocabulary in the Archæologia, yet many words are given which are not there.
  • The Cornish is generally quoted with Lh. added. Some of the Armoric words appear to have been written by a Frenchman.
  • This is followed by a list of Latin words from Nadir to the end of the alphabet, with spaces left for the insertion of Welsh and Armoric words; but many of these spaces have never been filled.
Provenance and related aspects
Latin, Cornish, Welsh, Breton
s. xviiex/xviiiin
Before the publication of Archaeologia Brittanica?
Origin, provenance
Origin: ass. with Lhuyd (Edward)
Lhuyd (Edward)
(d. 1709)
No short description available

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Hands, scribes
Codicological information
16 ″ × 11 ″


See also the parent manuscript for further references.

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.] Digital resources and imaging services, Trinity College Library Dublin, Online: Trinity College Dublin, 2009–present. URL: <>.

Secondary sources (select)

Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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June 2021, last updated: August 2021