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Mo Sinnu moccu Min

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Mo Sinnu moccu Min

Mo Sinu maccu Min scríba et àbbas Bénncuir[…] primus Hibernensium computum a Graeco quodam sapiente memoráliter dídicit.. Deinde Mo Cuoroc máccu Net Sémon. quem Romani . doctorem totius múndi nominábant[…] alumnúsque praefáti scríbae in insula quae dicitur Crannach Duin Lethglaissę hanc scientiam líteris fíxit ne memória làberétur;

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Title statement

Title (uniform): Mo Sinnu moccu Min

Responsibility statement

Electronic edition compiled by: Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by: University College Cork and Professor Marianne McDonald via the CURIA Project.

Edition statement

2. Second draft.

Responsibility statement

Proof corrections by: Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Extent: 925 words

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Publisher: CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts: a project of University College, Cork

Address: College Road, Cork, Ireland

Date: 1996

Date: 2011

Distributor: CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.

CELT document ID: L600001

Availability: Available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of academic research and teaching only.

Availability: The hard-copy on which this electronic edition is based is in copyright to Brepols Publishers.

Notes statement

I am grateful to Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín for help with the bibliographical data in this header.

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Manuscript source

  • Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek, MS M. p. th. f. 61 (A fragment of text bound in on an intercalated slip in an eighth-century Irish text of the Gospel of St Matthew, with ninth-century glosses. For a description of the MS see George Schepss, Die älteste Evangelienhandschrift der Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg (Würzburg 1877); E. A. Lowe, Codices latini antiquiores ix (Oxford 1959) no. 1415).

Editions of the text

  1. Georg Schepss, Die älteste Evangelienhandschrift der Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg (Würzburg 1877) 26.
  2. Karl Köberlin, Eine Würzburger Evangelienhandschrift (Mp, th, f. 61, S. 8), Programm zu dem Jahresbericht der Königlichen Studienanstalt St Anna in Augsburg Schuljahr 1890–1 (Augsburg 1891) 3–95: 48.
  3. Whitley Stokes, Hibernica, Z Vergl Sprachforsch 31 (1892) 232–55: 245–46.
  4. Whitley Stokes and John Strachan (ed), Thesaurus Palaeo-Hibernicus (2 vols, Cambridge 1901–03, repr. Dublin 1975, ii 285.
  5. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Mo-Sinnu moccu Min and the computus of Bangor, Peritia 1 (1982) 281–95: text (283), facsimile (284), translation (285).
  6. David Howlett, Five experiments in textual reconstruction and analysis, Peritia 9 (1995) 1–50: 1–2.


  1. Ó Cróinín (cited above) 285.
  2. Howlett (cited above) 2.

Sources, comment on the text, and secondary literature

  1. Berhard Bischoff and Josef Hofmann, Libri Sancti Kyliani. Die Würzburger Schreibschule und die Dombibliothek im VIII. und IX. Jahrhundert, Quellen und Forschungen zur Geschichte des Bistums und Hochstifts Würzburg 6 (Würzburg 1952) 99 no 16.
  2. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Mo-Sinnu moccu Min and the computus of Bangor, Peritia 1 (1982) 281–95.
  3. David Howlett, Five experiments in textual reconstruction and analysis, Peritia 9 (1995) 1–50: 1–3.

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‘Five experiments in textual reconstruction and analysis’ (1995). In: Peritia‍ 9. Ed. by Donnchadh Ó Corráin,

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  editor 	 = {David Howlett},
  title 	 = {Five experiments in textual reconstruction and analysis},
  journal 	 = {Peritia},
  editor 	 = {Donnchadh Ó Corráin},
  volume 	 = {9},
  date 	 = {1995},
  pages 	 = {1–50: 1–2}


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Interpretation: Names of persons (given names), and places are tagged. Apparently significant spaces in the MS are tagged using space. Tagged bold represents MS features reported by the editor. This is ornate prose of a rhetorical kind with rhyme and cursus rythyms: as in the print text, italics suggest rhyme; grave and acute accents represent cursus rhythms.

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Profile description

Creation: By an Irish monastic scholar on the death of Mo Sinnu maccu Min, abbot of Bangor

Date: c.610

Language usage

  • The text is in Latin. (la)
  • Two personal names and two place names are retained in Old Irish. (ga)

Keywords: computistic; prose; chronology; medieval; scholarship

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(Most recent first)

  1. 2011-01-26: New wordcount made. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  2. 2008-10-19: Keywords added. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
  3. 2005-08-25: Normalised language codes and edited langUsage for XML conversion (ed. Julianne Nyhan)
  4. 2005-08-04T16:17:49+0100: Converted to XML (ed. Peter Flynn)
  5. 1997-10-16: Header re-structured; text parsed using NSGMLS and normalized using SGMLNORM. (ed. Margaret Lantry)
  6. 1996-08-20: Text parsed using SGMLS. (ed. Mavis Cournane)
  7. 1996-08-19: Header constructed, structural and in-depth mark-up entered verified; lineation checked and numbered. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)
  8. 1995-09-01: Text captured. (ed. David Howlett)

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