1.26a: Somewhere, parently, in the ginnandgo gap between antediluvious and annadominant the copyist...
A scribicide then and there is led off under old's code with some fine covered by six marks...
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synopsis: the fleeing scribe — the changing times
Somewhere, parently, in the ginnandgoe gap
Ginnungagap: ('mighty gap') in Norse mythology, the primordial abyss between heat and cold that preceded the creation of the world
drink a gin and go?
VI.B6.57: 'gap — copyist hurries away'
Book of Kells 11: 'the larger figure was a later addition in order to fill a space left vacant when the original artist had touched the Manuscript for the last time... we can almost see from the illumination itself the very place where he was hurried from his work' [image] Sullivan suspects a 2nd, inferior artist for parts of this image
between antediluvious and annadominant
between AD-meaning-1 and AD-meaning-2?
Latin Anno Domini: in the year of the Lord
the copyist must have fled with his scroll.
"must" is surprisingly strong
Book of Kells 4: 'The last few leaves of the Manuscript... have been missing for many years' (not a scroll, presumably, and it sounds like they were finished and long survived the copyists)
The billy flood rose or an elk charged him
what's a billyflood?
among Ireland's many William Floods in 1901 there's a Dublin tax collector
giant Irish elk extinct for 8000 years
or the sultrup worldwright from the excelsissimost empyrean (bolt, in sum)
satrap: a provincial governor in the ancient Persian empire; a despotic subordinate ruler
'-strup' is a common suffix in names
GSEL 164 (sec. 162): 'Old English had various methods of forming nouns to denote agents... from... wyrhta 'wright' (in wheelwright, etc.)'
Latin excelsissimus: very highest
VI.B1.07: 'empyrean = ciel tout court' (French ciel tout court: simply the sky)
empyrean: the highest heaven, where the angels were created according to some sources; the visible firmament
earthspake or the Dannaman gallous banged pan the bliddy duran.
AngloIrish Dannyman: informer (after Danny Mann, a sinister hunchback retainer in Gerald Griffin's novel The Collegians, adapted to the stage as The Colleen Bawn by Dion Boucicault)
Latin gallus: cock
banging a pot with a spoon to make a loud noise
Ruthenian-Ukrainian duren: fool, idiot
Danish døren: the door
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