Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct. F. 4. 32 Unit: section 3, ff. 19-36Liber Commonei

  • Latin, Old Welsh
  • s. ix1
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
Part of
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct. F. 4. 32 = St Dunstan’s Classbook [s. ix + s. xi]
Liber Commonei
The name of Commoneus is derived from a colophon in syllabic verse found on f. 19v, previously the last page of the manuscript: Finit opus in Domino o thei quiri altisimo meo patre Commoneo scriptum simul ac magistro.
computistics theological and exegetical literature
Provenance and related aspects
Latin Secondary: Old Welsh
s. ix1
First half of the 9th century.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
18 ff. (ff. 19 (part of reversed bifolium with f. 35), 20-32, 33 (singleton), 34, 35)
Table of contents

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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.] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford, 2001–present. URL: <>.
Digital reproduction direct link
[dig. img.] Digital Bodleian, Online: Oxford, Bodleian Library, ?–present. URL: <>.
Digital reproduction direct link
[facs.] Hunt, Richard W., Saint Dunstan’s Classbook from Glastonbury: Codex Biblioth. Bodleianae Oxon. Auct. F.4./32, Umbrae codicum occidentalium, 4, Amsterdam, 1961.  
Facsimile edition, with introduction
Facsimile edition with introduction
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley, “Cambrica”, Transactions of the Philological Society 7 (1860–1861): 204–249, 288–293 (addenda and corrigenda).
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – addenda and corrigenda: <link>
Old Welsh glosses

Secondary sources (select)

Lapidge, Michael, “Latin learning in Dark Age Wales: some prolegomena”, in: D. Ellis Evans, John G. Griffith, and E. M. Jope (eds), Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Celtic studies, held at Oxford, from 10th to 15th July, 1983, Oxford: D. E. Evans, 1986. 91–107.
Lapidge, Michael, and Richard Sharpe, A bibliography of Celtic-Latin literature, 400-1200, Royal Irish Academy Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources, Ancillary Publications, 1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1985.
[id. 83.]
Lindsay, W. M., Early Welsh script, Saint Andrews University Publications, 10, Oxford, 1912.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>
Dennis Groenewegen
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