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AM 655 XXI 4to

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Fragment of an Icelandic breviary; Iceland, 1200-1250

Name
Kålund, Kristian Peter Erasmus 
Birth
19 August 1844 
Death
04 July 1919 
Occupation
Librarian, scholar 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Hreinn Benediktsson 
Birth
1928 
Death
2005 
Occupation
Professor 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
Occupation
 
Roles
Cataloguer 
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Contents

1
Fragment of an Icelandic breviary
Incipit

hann þar mavrg

Explicit

“en er lyþr”

Language of Text

Non

Physical Description

Support

Parchment.

No. of leaves
4. 200 mm x 141 mm
Condition

Of the two conjoint leaves, ff. 1 and 4, once inserted in AM 686 b 4to, only the upper 8 lines are preserved. Fols. 2 and 3 have smaller damages at the bottom. Lacuna after (1? and) 2.

Layout

Written in long lines. Initials in various colours, traces of red rubrics.

History

Origin

Written in Iceland. Kålund (Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamling) dated it the thirteenth century, whereas Hreinn Benediktsson (Hreinn Benediktsson 1965 p. xxix) later dated it more correctly to the first half of the thirteenth century.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 12-08-2003 by EW-J.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Leifar fornra kristinna fræða Íslenzkra. Codex Arna-Magnæanus 677 4° auk annara enna elztur brota af Íslenzkum guðfræðisritumed. Þorvaldur Bjarnasonp. 167-72
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian Kålund
Early Icelandic Script as illustrated in vernacular texts from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Íslenzk Handrit, Series in folioed. Hreinn Benediktsson1965; II
Hans Bekker-Nielsen, Ole Widding“Fra ordbogens værksted”, p. 341-349
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