Breudwd Rhyddiaith Gymraeg 1300-1425

Pennyn y Fenter Amgodio Testunau (TEI) ar gyfer Caergrawnt, Llsgr. Coleg y Drindod O.7.1

: 'Cambridge Trinity College O.7.1: Electronic Edition' TEI Header

: Language and Literature Committee, University of Wales Board of Celtic Studies, School of Welsh, Cardiff University,

Transcribed by D. Mark Smith

Edited by Peter Wynn Thomas

Encoded by Diana Luft

School of Welsh, Cardiff University Cardiff 2013

  • : Cambridge, England
  • : Trinity College
  • : O.7.1

This manuscript contains a copy of Cyfraith Hywel Dda in the version which Aneurin Owen called the 'Demetian' code and which is known today by the title Llyfr Blegywryd. This manuscript was consulted by Aneurin Owen for his Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales, in which it is designated as 'Manuscript Tr'. This is the standard designation used by scholars today.

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1r-35v Cyfraith Hywel Dda: Llyfr Blegywryd Gwilym Wasta
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36r-49v Cyfraith Hywel Dda: Llyfr Blegywryd Gwilym Wasta
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50r-60v Cyfraith Hywel Dda: Llyfr Blegywryd Gwilym Wasta
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61r-68v Cyfraith Hywel Dda: Llyfr Blegywryd Gwilym Wasta

The following edition was consulted in the production of this transcription.

  • Williams, Stephen J. and Powell, J. Enoch Powell. eds. 1942. Cyfreithiau Hywel Dda yn ôl Llyfr Blegywryd (Dull Dyfed). Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

The manuscript was written in the early fourteenth-century rounded textura script of a scribe who identifies himself as Gwilym Wasta on pages 1r and 68v.
‘Gwilym Wasta’

Two further manuscripts in the hand of this scribe have survived, both containing copies of Cyfraith Hywel Dda: Llyfr Blegywryd: NLW MS. Peniarth 36A and NLW MS. Peniarth 36B.

Further information on this manuscript can be found in the following sources.

  • Huws, Daniel. 2000. Medieval Welsh Manuscripts. Cardiff and Aberystwyth: University of Wales Press and the National Library of Wales.
  • Huws, Daniel. A Repertory of Welsh Manuscripts and Scribes. draft.
  • James, M. R. 1900-2. The Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Powell, J. E. 1935-7. The Trinity College manuscript of Hywel Dda. Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 8: 120-4.

This electronic edition was transcribed from a microfilm copy of the manuscript and checked against the original. The orthography and punctuation of the original manuscript have been followed, as has the original word division. A full stop in the transcription indicates a punctus in the manuscript, while a semi-colon in the transcription indicates a punctus elevatus in the manuscript. Words written as single items in the manuscript but considered as separate items today are separated by a vertical line, and scan as separate items in the word list and the word search. Words written as two words in the manuscript but considered as single words today appear separated by a dot in the transcription but scan as single words in the word list and word search.

Page numbers, columns, and lines have been encoded as well as gaps in the text, which may arise if the text is illegible or if there is damage to the manuscript. Gaps may also represent spaces left by the scribe. The presence of gaps in the text is noted in this edition, but the reason for them has not been recorded, nor has text been supplied to indicate their extent. Large initial capital letters have been encoded, but rubrication and other types of decoration have not. Apparent scribal errors which may have an effect on the intelligibility of the text have been provided with a 'sic' tag giving the editors' suggestion for a more intelligible reading. The purpose of these interventions is not to correct the scribe or infer that he is incorrect, but rather to indicate to the reader that unexpected readings are indeed true, and to make suggestions to add to the legibility of the text.

  • PWT: edited XML files and suggested corrections
  • 3-Jan-2006 DL: converted Word files to XML and corrected them
  • 19-Nov-2001 – 23-Nov-2001 DMS: corrected the electronic transcription of pages 1-136
  • 12-Nov-2001 – 15-Nov-2001 DMS: corrected transcription of pages 1-136 against the manuscript
  • 11-Jul-2001 – 29-Aug-2001 DMS: transcribed pages 1-136 from the microfilm copy of the manuscript

The material has been transcribed separately.