Vocabulary of Highland Gaelic. IE TCD MS 1369 Public Deposited

Vocabulary of Highland Gaelic. IE TCD MS 1369

Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 1369 ; former shelfmark: H.4.28
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • approximately 1706
Physical extent
  • iii, 1-56, 56a, 56b, 57-69, 69a, 70-71, 71a, 72-110 folios
  • IE TCD MS 1369 is a Edward Lhuyd's vocabulary of Scots Gaelic. Handwritten notebook bound in vellum over cardboard, and dating from around 1706. This is a notebook similiar to IE TCD MS 1368, used during a tour of the Highlands, and contains notes on books and persons and glossaries. Included is a loose slip, with an IOU from D. Parry to Edward Lhuyd, dated 12 April 1706. The vocabulary (English and Irish) is partly in the handwriting of D. Parry, and partly in Lhuyd's; it is classified under subjects. There are also included: "Mr Robert Kirke's small Highland vocabulary" (7pp): the first two chapters of Genesis in Irish, but with Welsh orthography (Rev. John Beaton's speaking of Kirk's Irish Bible); a short list of persons in Scotland possessing ancient MSS, and a copy of an old charter "communicated by Principal Dunlop at Glasgow". Kirke's glossary is a translation of Ray's Dictionariolum and was edited by J.L. Campbell in 'Scottish Gaelic Studies', vol. 76. It was first printed in W. Nicolson's 'Scottish Historical Library' (London 1702), pages 334-5. Campbell finds three dialects: 1. Argyllshire (prob. Kintyre), 2. Invernessshire marked IN or SIN; 3. Munster (M).
Finding aid
  • Part of the manuscript collection belonging to the Welsh antiquary Edward Lhuyd (1660-1709). The collection of 44 manuscripts came to Trinity College Library in October 1786 from the Library of Sir John Sebright. Several of the primary Irish legal texts are part of Lhuyd's collection.
Resource type
  • ink
  • graphite pencils
  • vellum (parchment)
  • Scottish
Digital Object Id
  • MS1369_001
  • 0012980


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