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Mo Sinnu moccu Min

Author: [unknown]

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Electronic edition compiled by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by University College Cork and
Professor Marianne McDonald via the CURIA Project.

2. Second draft.

Proof corrections by Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Extent of text: 925 words


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(1996) (2011)

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Text ID Number: L600001

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I am grateful to Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín for help with the bibliographical data in this header.


    Manuscript source
  1. Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek, MS M. p. th. f. 61 (A fragment of text bound in on an intercalated slip in an eighth-century Irish text of the Gospel of St Matthew, with ninth-century glosses. For a description of the MS see George Schepss, Die älteste Evangelienhandschrift der Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg (Würzburg 1877); E. A. Lowe, Codices latini antiquiores ix (Oxford 1959) no. 1415).
    Editions of the text
  1. Georg Schepss, Die älteste Evangelienhandschrift der Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg (Würzburg 1877) 26.
  2. Karl Köberlin, Eine Würzburger Evangelienhandschrift (Mp, th, f. 61, S. 8), Programm zu dem Jahresbericht der Königlichen Studienanstalt St Anna in Augsburg Schuljahr 1890–1 (Augsburg 1891) 3–95: 48.
  3. Whitley Stokes, Hibernica, Z Vergl Sprachforsch 31 (1892) 232–55: 245–46.
  4. Whitley Stokes and John Strachan (ed), Thesaurus Palaeo-Hibernicus (2 vols, Cambridge 1901–03, repr. Dublin 1975, ii 285.
  5. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Mo-Sinnu moccu Min and the computus of Bangor, Peritia 1 (1982) 281–95: text (283), facsimile (284), translation (285).
  6. David Howlett, Five experiments in textual reconstruction and analysis, Peritia 9 (1995) 1–50: 1–2.
  1. Ó Cróinín (cited above) 285.
  2. Howlett (cited above) 2.
    Sources, comment on the text, and secondary literature
  1. Berhard Bischoff and Josef Hofmann, Libri Sancti Kyliani. Die Würzburger Schreibschule und die Dombibliothek im VIII. und IX. Jahrhundert, Quellen und Forschungen zur Geschichte des Bistums und Hochstifts Würzburg 6 (Würzburg 1952) 99 no 16.
  2. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Mo-Sinnu moccu Min and the computus of Bangor, Peritia 1 (1982) 281–95.
  3. David Howlett, Five experiments in textual reconstruction and analysis, Peritia 9 (1995) 1–50: 1–3.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. David Howlett, Five experiments in textual reconstruction and analysis in Peritia, Ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin. volume 9 (1995) page 1–50: 1–2


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Names of persons (given names), and places are tagged. Apparently significant spaces in the MS are tagged using space. Tagged bold represents MS features reported by the editor. This is ornate prose of a rhetorical kind with rhyme and cursus rythyms: as in the print text, italics suggest rhyme; grave and acute accents represent cursus rhythms.

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Profile Description

Created: By an Irish monastic scholar on the death of Mo Sinnu maccu Min, abbot of Bangor (c.610)

Use of language

Language: [LA] The text is in Latin.
Language: [GA] Two personal names and two place names are retained in Old Irish.

Revision History

Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: L600001

Mo Sinnu moccu Min: Author: [unknown]

1] Mo Sinu maccu Min scríba et àbbas Bénncuir   
2] primus Hibernensium computum a Graeco quodam sapiente memoráliter dídicit..
3] Deinde Mo Cuoroc máccu Net Sémon.
4] quem Romani . doctorem totius múndi nominábant   
5] alumnúsque praefáti scríbae
6] in insula quae dicitur Crannach Duin Lethglaisse hanc scientiam líteris fíxit
7] ne memória làberétur ;