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Grammatical pieces, with Latin glosses, Written in more than one hand in the 9th century

MS. Auct. T. 2. 20
Held at the Weston Library

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Grammatical pieces, with Latin glosses:

  1. Fol. 2. The Ars grammatica of Donatus: 'Incipit Aeditio secunda D[ei] gratia De octo partibus orationis', ending with the section De Interiectione (Keil's Grammatici Latini, iv. 372-92): followed at fol. 26 without any rubric by the first part (Keil, iv. 367-72): and then (fol. 32) with the latter part, beginning with de Barbarismo (Keil, iv. 392-402): at end 'Hic finit Donatus.'
  2. Fol. 41v. 'Incipit Institutio Prisciani grammatici de nomine pronomine uerbo', as Keil, iii. 443-56: at end 'Finit.'
  3. Fol. 64. Servius's Commentarius in Artem Donati: beg. (two leaves being lost) 'genera a superioribus ueniunt': rubric at fol. 81 'Incipit de Partibus Orationis s[iue] Artis secundae': ends with the section De Interiectione (Keil, iv. 408-43)
  4. Fol. 93v. The first book of the Etymologiae of Isidorus, De Grammatica: beg. 'Disciplina a discendo': at end 'Explicit feliciter.'
  5. Fol. 123. 'Incipiunt interrogationes verborum': beg. 'Amo quepars orationis est?': a short piece ending on fol, 124v, which page is almost illegible

Dr. Heinrich Schenkl recognized in 1891 that this is the 'Codex Meermannianus' which Keil could not find (Keil's Grammatici Latini, iv, p. xlii).


  • Creation: Written in more than one hand in the 9th century


125 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Auct. T. 2. 20

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. 20624

Custodial History

MSS. Meerman Purchase List (1824) 46.

Custodial History

Owned and marked as no. 20619.

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 × 6 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom