File Peniarth MS 188 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Llyfr Syr Thomas Wiliems,

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Llyfr Syr Thomas Wiliems,


  • [1570x1622]. (Creation)

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408 pp. (foliated and paginated iii ff. + 396 pp. + 3 blank ff.) : paper ; 145 x 90 to 150 x 99 mm. Rebound at NLW. Old covers included in the manuscript. The bottom right-hand corners have been eaten by mice, resulting in some loss of text.

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A collection of materials for the making of a Welsh Dictionary, including vocabularies; glosses; poetry; quotations from poetry, the Welsh Laws and the Romances; proverbs; and a list of words borrowed from Latin.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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A detailed list of the manuscript's contents may be found in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1898-1905), 1015.

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Digital version available (viewed September 2018)

Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Hengwrt MS 471.


Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 188 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 188.
  • Text: Peniarth MS 188 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..