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'Cento HistoricoPhilologicus ex antiquis libris Islandicis consutus', a large number of words and phrases excerpted from Icelandic historical and legal treatises, usually with a Latin interpretation, written chiefly in about 1720-1740 by Jonas Thorkilsson

MS. Boreal 119
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. The writer of the greater part is Jonas Thorkilsson of Skalholt, but there are later additions. A full list of the sources of the glosses, etc., is in the printed catalogue.

At fol. 2v are short lives of the masters of the school at Skalholt, begun by bp. Odd Einarsson (to 1626), transcribed and continued to 1728 by Jonas Thorkilsson.

A probably unique MS.


  • written chiefly in about 1720-1740 by Jonas Thorkilsson


256 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Icelandic
  • Latin


MS. Boreal 119

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 20760

A catalogue by Magnusen, dated 1828, is in the Library, and was printed in 1832 with the title 'Catalogus...codicum cliii manuscriptorum Borealium præcipuæ Islandicæ originis, ...autcore... Finno Magnæo, Islando'.

Physical Facet

On paper


6 × 3 3/8 in.

Repository Details

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