IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1514: Early Irish Glossaries: Internal and External Relations

Thursday 12 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:AHRC Project: Early Irish Glossaries Project
Organiser:Sharon J. Arbuthnot, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Kaarina Hollo, Aberystwyth University
Paper 1514-aGrowth from within: The Internal Development of an Early Irish Glossary
(Language: English)
Paul Russell, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1514-bSome Observations on Fragments of Verse Contained in Early Irish Glossaries
(Language: English)
Sharon J. Arbuthnot, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1514-cAt Arm's Length: The Metaphor of the Body in Early Irish Grammatical Terminology
(Language: English)
Deborah A. Hayden, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

An important resource for our understanding of the literary and cultural environment of medieval Ireland is a series of inter-related glossaries, conventionally known as Sanas Cormaic ‘Cormac’s Glossary’, O’Mulconry’s Glossary and Dúil Dromma Cetta ‘the Collection of Druim Cett’. These glossaries are the subject of a major AHRC-funded project, based at the University of Cambridge, the aim of which is to produce a multi-volume edition, translation and introduction, together with an enhanced version of the online Early Irish Glossaries Database (www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/irishglossaries). Emanating from that project, this session explores some approaches to the study of early Irish glossaries and to the diverse material contained in them.