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    A Medieval Irish Commentary on the Magister

    Hayden, Deborah (2017) A Medieval Irish Commentary on the Magister. Celtica, 29. pp. 90-108. ISSN 0069-1399

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    Three medieval Irish manuscripts, two of which are almost entirely medical in content, preserve a hitherto unpublished passage of commentary in Irish on the meaning of the Latin word magister (‘teacher’ or ‘master’). The text in question consists chiefly of a series of expositions on the eight letters of the term magister that serve to highlight various attributes associated with an individual bearing that title. Each explanation cites a different Latin word, the initial letter of which corresponds to one of the letters in the word magister. These Latin terms are then translated into Irish, and followed in turn by succinct interpretations of how each concept relates to the function and duties of a magister. The present contribution offers an annotated edition and translation of this passage, and attempts to situate its contents within the wider context of medieval Irish intellectual culture

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Medieval; Irish Commentary; Magister;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Celtic Studies > Early Irish (Sean Ghaeilge)
    Item ID: 17551
    Depositing User: Deborah Hayden
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 09:05
    Journal or Publication Title: Celtica
    Publisher: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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