Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Reg. lat. 49 = Catechesis Celtica
  • s. xex
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Rittmueller, Jean, “Construe marks, a contraction mark, and an embedded Old Irish gloss in a Hiberno-Latin homily on the Octave of Easter”, in: Pádraic Moran, and Immo Warntjes (eds), Early medieval Ireland and Europe: chronology, contacts, scholarship. A Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, 14, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. 537–576.  
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica, Reg. lat. 49, a late 10th-century Breton-Latin manuscript, is a miscellany of Latin religious texts that may have served as a preacher’s source book. Half of its 56 texts were copied or adapted from Hiberno- Latin works. The Vatican manuscript’s homily on the Octave of Easter contains an apparent Old Irish gloss, originally interlinear. Once its language was misidentified and its meaning misunderstood at some point in the manuscript tradition, the gloss was changed into a two-word Latin noun phrase and made part of the Latin text. The phrase, however, makes no sense in its Latin sentence, nor does the noun exist in any Latin dictionary. The Vatican scribe added construe marks to clarify the main elements of the relative clause in which the phrase is found. This paper provides a photograph and transcription of the passage in the manuscript, discusses the purpose of the construe marks, identifies the Old Irish word, and explains why it was an appropriate choice for the Latin word it was intended to interpret.
McNamara, Martin, “The Irish affiliations of the Catechesis Celtica”, in: Martin McNamara, The Psalms in the early Irish Church, 165, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. 417–469.
McNamara, Martin, “Sources and affiliations of the Catechesis Celtica (MS Vat. Reg. lat. 49)”, Sacris Erudiri 34 (1994): 185–237.
Rittmueller, Jean, “MS Vat. Reg. lat. 49 reviewed: a new description and a table of textual parallels with the Liber questionum in euangeliis”, Sacris Erudiri 33 (1992–1993): 259–305.
McNamara, Martin, “The Irish affiliations of the Catechesis Celtica”, Celtica 21 (1990): 291–334.
McNally, Robert E., “Dies Dominica: two Hiberno-Latin texts”, Mediaeval Studies 22 (1960): 355–361.
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Grosjean, Paul, “A propos du manuscrit 49 de la Reine Christine”, Analecta Bollandiana 54 (1936): 113–136.
Wilmart, André, “Une source carolingienne des catéchèses celtiques”, Revue Bénédictine 45 (1933): 350–351.

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  • Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Arch. Cap. S. Pietro E.14
  • Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Barb. lat. 570

A collection of funerary poems and other pieces in memory of Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (d. 1637), written by multiple hands and in a large variety of languages. The poems appeared in print in 1638, in the ‘Panglossia’ section of the Monumentum Romanum edited by Jean-Jacques Bouchard and it is supposed that the manuscript was compiled in preparation for that work. The volume includes a copy, in Gaelic script, of the Irish poem associated with Luke Wadding that appeared on p. 112 of the printed publication.

  • 1637/38?
Not yet published.

Irish manuscript miscellany written in 1718 by Seán Mac Gabhráin for Brian Mág Uidhir.

  • 1718
  • Seán Mac Gabhráin
  • Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Borg. irl. 2
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Chig. C VI 173

Medieval book of prayers, possibly of the Irish community of the Sancta Trinitas Scottorum in Rome.

  • s. ximed
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Chig. C VI 173

Fragment of a book of prayers.

  • s. xiiin