Manuscripts excluded from the database

In the process of assembling the Innovating Knowledge database, it turned out that some manuscripts listed in Las Etimologías en la tradición manuscrita medieval estudiada por el Prof. Dr. Anspach and in other sources used by the project team are mistakenly described as containing material from the Etymologiae or were misdated. A list of these ‘false friends’ form a natural complement of the database, for where there is something to include, there is often something to exclude as well.

At this moment, we record 51 ‘false friends’:

  • Liber glossarum (Anspach #8): cannot be considered a direct witness of the Etym.
  • St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 2 (Anspach #18): not really excerpts from Etym. XIV but a treatise loosely based on Etym. XIII 21 + XIV 8 + XI 3.17-27 (also in St. Gallen 213 and Lyon 788)
  • St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 225 (Anspach #20 and #39): contains De natura rerum, not Etym. VI 18
  • St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 213 (Anspach #21): not really excerpts from Etym. XIV but a treatise loosely based on Etym. XIII 21 + XIV 8 + XI 3.17-27 (also in St. Gallen 2 and Lyon 788)
  • Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Weiss. 86 (Anspach #24a): glosses: does not fit database criteria
  • Prague, Národní knihovna České republiky, XXIII.E.54 (Anspach #27): contains Boniface’s Ars metrica (147r-147v + 204r-205r), not Etym. I 17 and 39
  • Vatican, BAV, Vat. Lat. 3320 (Anspach #28a): a glossary with some lemmata from Etym.: does not fit database criteria
  • Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, F III 15a (Anspach #30): contains a different text, not Etym. VI 16
  • Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, F III 15d (Anspach #30a): De vitiis attributed to Isidorus Iunior, not an excerpt from book I
  • Vatican, BAV, Vat. Lat. 1471 (Anspach #44): glosses: does not fit database criteria
  • Brussels, Bibliotheque municipale (Anspach #48): no manuscript already not included in the database corresponds to Anspach’s description
  • Vienna, ONB, MS 121 (Anspach #79): contains Hrabanus Maurus, De universo, not Etym.
  • Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, Msc.Class. 55 (Anspach #84a): contains a different text, not Etym. XVI 26 (albeit Isidore named)
  • Bern, Burgerbibliothek, MS A 91.18 (Anspach #87): a glossary containing some Isidorian material: does not fit database criteria
  • Bern, Burgerbibliothek, MS 336 (Anspach #91): only one sentence from Isidore (Etym. II 24.3): does not fit criteria (albeit Isidore named)
  • Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Phillipps 1686 (Anspach #94): contains Isidore’s Chronicon, not Etym. V 29-39 (or V 39)
  • Montecassino, Archivio dell’Abbazia, MS 322 (Anspach #107a): Arnobius’s Praedestinatus, not Etym. VIII 4-5
  • St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 751 (Anspach #118a): De mensuris not derived from Etym.
  • Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek, Membr. I 193 (Anspach #122a): contains Julian of Toledo, not Etym. I 36 + I 38
  • London, British Library, Harley 652 (fols. 14) (Anspach #126): contains a sermon of Haimo of Auxerre (Pascha non sicut quidam estimant), not Etym. VI 17
  • Paris, BnF, Lat. 5288 (fols. 1-12) + Lyon, Bibliotheque municipale, MS 788 (fols. 27-34) (Anspach #130a): not really excerpts from Etym., but De natura rerum (Lyon, 31v, Isidore named) + a treatise loosely based on Etym. XIII 21 + XIV 8 + XI 3.17-27 (Paris, fols. 9v-12v, also in St. Gallen 2 and 213)
  • Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, D 30 inf. (fols. 3-121) (Anspach #132): does not look like Etym.
  • Paris, BnF, Lat. 2328 (fols. 2-125) (Anspach #141): De lapidibus on fols. 95v-96r resembles Etym. XVI, but it is not an excerpt
  • Paris, BnF, Lat. 4841 (Anspach #146): cannot be considered a direct witness (De situ is based on Etym. XIII and XIV)
  • Paris, BnF, n.a.l. 763 (fols. 4-42) (Anspach #157): glosses to the Rule of Benedict that contain some Isidorian definitions: does not fit database criteria
  • St. Paul in Carinthia, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 5/1 (Anspach #159): cannot be considered a direct witness of the Etym.
  • Madrid, Real Academia de la Historia, MS 78 (Anspach #160): contains Isidore’s Chronicon, not Etym. V 39
  • Vatican, BAV, Reg. Lat. 310 (Anspach #161): glosses: does not fit database criteria
  • Vatican, BAV, Pal. Lat. 1448 (fols. 1-60) (Anspach #164): a computistic treatise which refers to Isidore and has a few definitions from Etym., not excerpts from Etym. V
  • Vatican, BAV, Reg. Lat. 1260 (fols. 87-124) (Anspach #167): the computistic treatise on fols. 87-124 is not from Etym.
  • Valenciennes, Bibliotheque municipale, MS 393 (Anspach #175): the passages from Etym. I are actually parts of Donatus Ortigraphus
  • Vienna, ÖNB, MS 89 (Anspach #177): contains Isidore’s Chronicon, not Etym. V 39
  • Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek, M.p.th.f. 14 (Anspach #179): not from Etym.
  • Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, H 187 inf. (Anspach #200): should be dated to the 12th c.
  • Lisbon, Biblioteca Municipal, Alcobaca 17 (Anspach #222): the only Alcobaca ms. containing the entire Etym. is Alcobaca 446 from the 13th c., in.
  • Avranches, Bibliotheque municipale, MS 109 (Anspach #224): does not look like Etym. (albeit Isidore named)
  • Bern, Burgerbibliothek, A 92.34 (Anspach #228): material from Etym. significantly reworked: does not fit database criteria
  • Bern, Burgerbibliothek, MS 123 (Anspach #229): contains Ars Bernensis, not Etym.
  • Bern, Burgerbibliothek, MS 330 (Anspach #231): not from Etym.
  • Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 3307 (olim L 95) (Anspach #262): does not seem to be Etym. XVI 25-26
  • Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 18628 (Anspach #270): not from Etym.
  • Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense, MS 54 (olim B.IV.21) (Anspach #278): a sequence of excerpts Isidorus de are from Bede’s De natura rerum, not Etym. III
  • Vatican, BAV, Reg. Lat. 703 (Anspach #288): a 12th-c. ms. of Orderic Vitalis (no excerpt De iudiciis)
  • Vienna, ÖNB, MS 964 (Anspach #292a): a distinct text about orthography, not Etym. I 27
  • Angers, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 477 (fols. 9-99) (Bischoff I 69): contains Hrabanus Maurus, De universo, not Etym.
  • Bonn, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, S 476 (vv) (Bischoff II 3353): a fragment of scholia to Aeneid, not Etym. XI 3.36 as an excerpt
  • Cambridge, University Library, Ff 4.42 (Lapidge): contains Donatus, Ars Maior, not Etym. I 35
  • Paris, BnF, Lat. 7491 (fols. 118-137) (Huemer): contains Cruindmel’s Ars metrica, not Etym. I and VIII
  • Zurich, Zentralbibliothek, C 78 (fols. 47-162) (Bernhard, Huglo): contains a paraphrase of Etym. III 19
  • St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 899 (Bernhard, Huglo): contains a paraphrase of Etym. III 19
  • Vienna, ÖNB, MS 1609 (Bernhard, Huglo): contains a paraphrase of Etym. III 19

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