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Christian and Related Terms Used in Interlinear Glosses in the Old English Period

by Michiko Ogura (Author)
©2022 Monographs 698 Pages

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Summary

This monograph presents Old English renderings of Christian words found in interlinear glosses, especially the Gospels and the Psalter glosses. Nouns, adjectives, adverbs and verbs in biblical contexts are included through dialectal (Northumbrian, Mercian, and West Saxon) diachronic (early and late West Saxon) and idiolectal (i.e. scribal) comparison. By using interlinear glosses, the correspondence between the original Latin word and the Old English rendering can be recognised more clearly than in ordinary prose, and at the same time, a flexible choice of renderings can be seen in some contexts. The author tries to show which Old English words were chosen as renderings, while some Latin words were accepted without translation.

Details

Pages
698
Year
2022
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631884430
Language
English
Tags
Old English interlinear glosses Christian terms renderings lexical comparison

Biographical notes

Michiko Ogura (Author)

Michiko Ogura is professor emeritus, Chiba University, Japan. Her special field of study is Old and Middle English syntax and word study. Her noteworthy publications include Verbs in Medieval English (1996), Verbs of Motion in Medieval English (2002), and Periphrases in Medieval English (2018).

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Title: Christian and Related Terms Used in Interlinear Glosses in the Old English Period