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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 912
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The Abba-Ababus-Glossar in palimpsest form
Parchment · 158 pp. · ca. 12 x ca. 9 cm · Bobbio · 5th century (lower script) / 8th century (upper script)
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The Abba-Ababus-Glossar in palimpsest form, one of the oldest manuscripts in the Abbey Library which survives in book form. This glossary, in which each Latin word is explained using another, was apparently written over older texts from the 5th century in the Cloister of Bobbio. The texts underneath, which vary in legibility, include fragments of the Psalms and of the book of Jeremiah from the Old Testament as well as extracts from works by the grammarian Donatus and the Roman poet Terence. Includes a miniature of a speaker in declamatory pose. (smu)
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Lowe Elias Avery, Codices Latini Antiquiores. A palaeographical guide to latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part VII: Switzerland, Oxford 1956 (Osnabrück 1982), p. 36-39.
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 330-331.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0912 (
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Paul Lehmann, Eine Palimpseststudie (St. Gallen 912), Sitzungsber. Bayer. AdW 1931, phil.-hist. Klasse, Jg. 1931, H. 1 - Access Online:

fluelerc · 06/15/2015, 11:22:10

Mitteilung von Klaus-Dietrich Fischer (Mainz) vom 15. Juni 2015:
"p. 318 der Hs. ist ein Pulstraktat, capreaticus (capria- in der Hs.) ein lat. Wort zur Wiedergabe von griechisch dorkadizon, die Ergänzung von Lehmann (dorca) also vermutlich falsch."

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