• The eadgiþ Erasure: A Gloss on the Old English Andreas

    Author(s):
    Mary Dockray-Miller (see profile)
    Date:
    2005
    Group(s):
    Anglo-Saxon / Old English, Early Medieval, LLC Old English
    Subject(s):
    Medieval literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Old English, Andreas, Edith of Wilton
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6VM2V
    Abstract:
    A half-erased woman's name is partially legible at the bottom of folio 41 verso of the Anglo-Saxon manuscript we now call the Vercelli Book. Edith - eadgiþ - provides mystery as highly unusual marginalia, an individual name added to and then erased from the manuscript. I argue here that the erased name eadgiþ is direct reference to St. Edith of Wilton, the daughter of King Edgar who was the patron saint of Wilton abbey, and that it it thus functions as something of a gloss for the section of Andreas in which it appears.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Journal:
    ANQ
    Volume:
    18
    Start Page:
    3
    End Page:
    7
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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