Book Series Publications of the Dictionary of Old English, vol. 11

The Bodley Glossaries

The Glossaries in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 730

Claudio Cataldi (ed)

  • Pages: 152 p.
  • Size:152 x 229 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2023

  • ISBN: 978-0-88844-911-5
  • Hardback
  • Available


Claudio Cataldi earned his doctorate in English at the University of Bristol in 2018 with a dissertation on the theme of the “soul and body” in medieval English literature. His main research interests are in the field of Old and Early Middle English religious poetry, Old and Middle English glosses and glossaries, and Old Frisian literature. Educare alla salvezza, his edition, with commentary, of the Old English poems in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 201, was published in 2021. Essays by him have appeared in diverse journals, including AngliaFilologia Germanica – Germanic Philology, The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, and Notes & Queries.


This volume presents the first full edition and study of the four glossaries preserved in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 730. The glossaries offer evidence of the continuity of the Old English glossarial tradition well into the Middle English period; with Latin (and sometimes Greek) entries followed by Latin, Anglo-Norman, and English glosses, they bear witness to the multilingual environment of late-twelfth and early thirteenth-century England. An introduction sets the glossaries in the history of medieval English lexicography, and textual apparatus and notes provide interpretations, parallels, and commentary on each entry.





GLOSSARY 1 The Latin–Anglo-Norman Glossary
Notes on Glossary 1

GLOSSARY 2 The First Latin-English Class Glossary
Notes on Glossary 2

GLOSSARY 3 The Latin Glossary with Glosses in the Vernacular
Notes on Glossary 3

GLOSSARY 4 The Second Latin-English Class Glossary
Notes on Glossary 4

Index verborum
Index of the loci in Isidore’s Etymologiae
Index of Manuscripts
Index of Names, Authors, and Works