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'... Summa Britonis', or Vocabularium Bibliae, a lexicon of difficult terms and the meaning of proper names in the Latin Bible, written in the 15th cent. in England by Ambrosius

MS. Douce 239

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Compiled by Gulielmus Brito: text beg. 'A litera in omnibus linguis': the prologue and epilogue are in leonine hexameters. At end of colophon 'quod frater Ambrosius', the scribe. [These last words are in a different hand from that of the book, but resemble the hand of the note relating to Amb. Kelle. E.W.B.N.].

'Iste libellus est fratris Ambrosij Kelle Sentenciarij & quondam cursoris sacratissime facultatis theologice in conuentu nostrorum fratrum Minorum Londoniensium' (late 15th cent. ?).


  • written in the 15th cent. in England by Ambrosius


99 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 239

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21813

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment


6 7/8 × 4 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom