'Geirlyfr llysiau', etc.,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 13085B.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004983019
  • Dates of Creation
      [1675x1700] /
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Welsh, Latin, English.
  • Physical Description
      24 ff., ff. 1-5 fragmentary. Repaired and rebound in half vellum.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

An imperfect, late seventeenth century manuscript in the hand of Thomas ab Ieuan of Tre'r-bryn, parish of Coychurch, co. Glamorgan, the scribe of NLW MSS 13061-13063B, 13069B (see TLLM, tt. 153, 171). The main item in the volume is a Welsh - Latin list of plants, herbs, etc., which is a transcript, incorporating some additions and variations, of the section headed 'Botanologium' in John Davies: Antiquae Linguae Britannicae . . . et Linguae Latinae Dictionarium Duplex . . . (Londini, 1632) (see TLLM, tt. 153, 171; and IMCY, t. 176). This list is imperfect owing to the very fragmentary nature of the first five folios. Also included are transcripts of Welsh prose items dealing with the magical attributes of a snake's skin ('Yr amriw rhinweddav ar amrafael gywrainrwydd a sydd ar groen naidr'), and with human physiology, this second item being incomplete owing to the loss of the end folio(s).


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Llanover B. 29.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 13085B.

Other Finding Aids

The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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