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Würzburg Old Irish Glosses

Adrian Doyle

This dataset contains the digital text of the Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, dated to about the 8th century, as they appear in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus Vol I (1901), along with other data relating to that collection. The data is collected in the format of a JSON document.

The digital text and other data was created by Adrian Doyle in 2018 with funding from the National University of Ireland Galway through the Digital Arts and Humanities Scholarship, and with the kind permission of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. This digital repository was created for the specific purposes of the Cardamom (Comparative Deep Models for Minority and Historical Languages) research project hosted by the Data Science Institute in the National University of Ireland Galway. The data available here has been collected in a format intended to meet the specific requirements of that project.

Relevant selections of the Latin text of the Pauline Epistles are supplied as they appear in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus, along with the Irish and Latin text of the glosses, and an English translation of glosses where one is available in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus. Footnotes which appear in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus relating to the Latin text of the Epistles, the glosses, or to gloss translations are also included. The Irish and Latin text of the glosses is supplied in three formats:

1. Plain text (HTML tags used to italicise text as per Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus, no footnote markers included)

2. Plain text with footnote markers (HTML tags used to italicise text and superscript footnote markers as per Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus)

3. Fully tagged text (customised tag-set used to identify various features of the text including instances of code-switching, scribal contractions and abbreviations, text supplied by the editors, footnote markers, and more)

Metadata collected in the JSON document relating to the glosses includes the relevant epistle, the manuscript folio, the gloss number, the scribal hand responsible for a given gloss, the relevant page in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus, the biblical reference to the line of Latin text being glossed, the Latin lemma associated with a given gloss and the position of the first character of this lemma in the Latin text.

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  • Stokes, W., & Strachan, J. (Eds.). (1901). Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (Vol. 1). The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

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