The Bodley Glossaries represent the last outcome of the rich tradition of early medieval English glossography. At the same time, the four glossaries in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS 730 bear witness to the multi-lingual environment of early thirteenth-century England. On the occasion of the first full edition of the Bodley Glossaries (PIMS, 2023), this talk is devoted to their contents: lexical interpretamenta, long commentary glosses, batches of Biblical entries, animal sounds, and glosses to a Hiberno-Latin poem. This presentation of the Bodley Glossaries will be set in the context of the development of early English lexicography, from its beginnings to the post-Conquest period.
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