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Ref No IE TCD MS 1369
Former Shelf Marks H.4.28
Title Vocabulary of Highland Gaelic
Creation Dates c1706
Extent And Medium 1 vol.
Level Of Description Collection
Scope And Content This is a notebook similiar to 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, partly in Lhuyd's and 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 ed. by J.L. Campbell in Scottish Gaelic Studies, vol. 76. It was first printed in W. Nicolson's Scottish Historical Library (London 1702), 334-5. Campbell finds three dialects: 1. Argyllshire (prob. Kintyre), 2. Invernessshire marked IN or SIN; 3. Munster (M).

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Phyiscal Description 7"x4", paper
Custodial History 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.
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Language Irish; English; Scots-Gaelic
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