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Glossaries and poems in Old German and Frisian compiled and copied by Francis Junius, Written in the mid-17th century by Francis Junius

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

  1. Fol. 4. 'Index in glossaria', an index to the Old High German glosses in MSS. Junius 116a-f, each collection of glosses being here referred to by letter, as 'gloss L' (or 'gl. Lipsii') and 'gloss K' (or 'gl. Kero')
  2. Fol. 36. 'Catalogue of Dr Marshall's MSS. I delivered to Dr Bernard, but not returned', being in fact a list of the last part (from gloss K in MSS. Junius 116a-d) of the Junius MSS.
  3. Fol. 38. 'Runicae litterae, iuxta seriem a Romanis receptam, his ductibus delineantur', with later notes by Junius on the Runic and Danish alphabets and numerals
  4. Fol. 45. Spanish vocabulary with Old Low German and Latin equivalents, beg. 'Abad v. abd, Abbas', and (fol. 64) the same for Welsh
  5. Fol. 90. biographical notes in another hand on Tatian and (fol. 94) a copy of Victor of Capua's preface to Tatian's harmony of the gospels
  6. Fol. 100. an Old English and Latin fragment copied from MS. Junius 86, fol. 17, and headed 'Haec descripsi ex pervetusta sed miserè mutilâ propinqui mei Isaaci Vossii membrana', beg. 'ƽio ƽir bearn eacenu 7 Maria virgo peperit Cristum'
  7. Fol. 101. 'Glossarium J. Juristarum termini metrice', beg. 'Est Pheodus, leengut. Est Depactatio, dygnisse' (fol. 105), preceded by 'Sequentia quoque ex aliis eiusdem Vossii membranis addere libet, quod non modo praecedentes rhythmos Teutonicos valde illustrent, verum etiam quod superstitiose medii saeculi medicine pleniorem gustum lectori curioso exhibeat', beg. 'Servatio singulorum mensium. Mense Martio dulcia manduces'; this glossary is printed by Peter Os of Breda in Gemma Gemmarum (n.d.)
  8. Fol. 112. a French vocabulary, treated as the Welsh one (art. supra), but with a number of longer entries
  9. Fol. 152. a German-Latin vocabulary, headed 'index in Tatianum', with additions by another hand, followed by copies of a few glosses by Junius on Tatian (fol. 232)

The parchment fly-leaves include a biblical fragment in an English hand of the first half of the 13th cent. (fol. 3v). Fol. 2 is a copy (made about 1600) of seven lines of Old English, beg. 'pa pe Crist Folgiađ on hwitum'.


  • Creation: Written in the mid-17th century by Francis Junius


234 Leaves

Language of Materials

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


MS. Junius 115b

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*

Physical Facet

On paper


8 4/2 × 6 2/5 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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