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Collection of two Latin, Middle High German and Middle Low German items, Made up of two MSS. written (A) after 1270 in the diocese of Liège, and (B) late in the 12th cent. in Germany

MS. Junius 83
Held at the Weston Library

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A. After 1270. Kalendarial notes:

  1. 'Incipit explicatio tabule que pancronos appellatur, id est omnium temporum. Primo considerandus est aureus numerus presentis anni quotus sit...' (fol. 1v)
  2. Fol. 4. a Calendar probably of the diocese of Liège and perhaps of the Dominican convent of Ruremonde (translation of st. Servatius, June 7
  3. Robert [Gruthuysen], abbot of Clairvaux, Dominic, anniversary of king Louis also occur) with 14th-cent. additions in Low German, hence printed by R. Priebsch, Deutsche Hss. in England, pp. 314-15
  4. At fol. 10 are Latin proverbs relating to the weather, from Bede, beg. 'Si fuerint kalende Januarii die dominica hyemps bona erit', and at fol. 10v tables for finding movable feasts including (fol. 11v) Easter, 1252-1783

B. Late 12th century:

  1. 'Incipit libellus diversarum glosarum in vetus et novum testamentum. Omnes divine auctoritatis libri' (fol. 20)
  2. Fol. 49v. a glossary, headed 'Nomenclator' by Junius, beg. 'Homo. Vir. Mulier. Femina'

The old pagination is by Francis Junius, who copied these glosses in Ms. Junius 116b as 'glossarium D' and cited them frequently in his Observationes in Willerami paraphrasin and his Glossarium Gothicum.


  • Creation: Made up of two MSS. written (A) after 1270 in the diocese of Liège, and (B) late in the 12th cent. in Germany


74 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • German, Middle High (ca.1050-1500)
  • Low German; Low Saxon; German, Low; Saxon, Low


MS. Junius 83

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. II, no. 5194

Custodial History

This volume, together with MS. Junius 25, belonged to Henry Boxhorn, the Dutch theologian (d. at Leyden, 1631). On fol. 1 is 'invoco patrem et filium et spiritum sanctum' (14th cent.), and 'Sum Boxhornii' (17th cent.). The book apparently belonged, about 1600, to the wife of the sexton of s. Servetius [? at Maestricht]. 'Den Joffrau van Niewroden costerin van sinte Servaes' (fol. 71v].


  • For further references for B see Steinmeyer, Die althochdeutschen Glossen , iv. 591, by whom the German glosses are printed (ib. i and iii. 362 ff.).

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding, blind-tooled brown leather, 17th-cent. work, rebacked, with illuminated initials


9 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom