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Glossaries and poems in Old German and Frisian, Written by Francis Junius before 1664

MS. Junius 115a
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Glossaries and poems in Old German and Frisian compiled and copied by Francis Junius:

  1. Fol. 13. Old High German-Latin, in which the references are for the most part to glossaries A-D in MSS. Junius 115a-116d, and also to Old High German texts, as Kero, preceded (fol. 3) by a list of ύποκοριστικά
  2. Fol. 41. Low German-Latin, with references to Otfried and Tatian
  3. Fol. 146. Frisian-Latin, compiled from the Frisian laws (ed. Cologne, about 1471), and other printed books
  4. Fol. 339. a second Old High German-Latin glossary
  5. Fol. 472. vocabulary to an O.H.G. text
  6. Fol. 516. 'Hadrianus Junius animadversorum libro quinto capite sexto ...'
  7. Fol. 519. excerpts from the Frisian poems of Gysbert Japicx, beg. 'Yerr' moorn srongt Raemer lanze wey'


  • Creation: Written by Francis Junius before 1664


562 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • German, Old High (ca.750-1050)
  • Low German; Low Saxon; German, Low; Saxon, Low
  • Western Frisian


MS. Junius 115a

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. 5226


  • The poems on fol. 560v have been published by F. B. Hettema in Bloemlezing uit middelfriesche Geschriften (Leyden, 1887), pp. 10, 11; the rest, from other sources, in Epkema's edition, but with many variants.
  • For the importance of this MS. see Thomas Siebs, 'Westfriesische Studien', in Abh. der kön. Akad. der Wiss. in Berlin (1895), pp. 55-6, and cf. Gysbert Japicx by Jacob Haantjes (Amsterdam, 1929), pp. 237-8.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 4/5 × 6 1/2 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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