In the top banner you will find five menus
- The page The Liber glossarum presents briefly the text.
The page The LibGloss project traces the history of the current edition, presents the members of the team and the principles of editing.
This page How to use... explains how to use the website and the present edition.
Under Research data are detailed descriptions of each manuscript.
Finally, the bibliography page summarizes the sigla used in the edition, as well as the bibliographical references relating to Lib. Gl.
- Under this menu, two reading modes are offered: a linear reading, letter by letter (Read Letters) and a course 'by sections' (Browse Sections) that allows navigating through the structure of the glossary (page under construction).
Liber Glossarumpresents two main types of information: the text itself (lemmas and glosses) and indication of their origin. This edition has developed various search features based on these two types of information:
- Search Text offers a search engine dedicated to the text: the lemma and its gloss. It is also possible to call a particular entry using its identifier (ID entry: see How to use the edition). In addition, an advanced search feature provides access to notes and other critical information.
- Search List allows obtaining lists of entries based on the authors and references to the works.
- Finally the page Compare in context open two panels that display two entries face-to-face.
To help you find information on the website.
- Useful links
- Here are the links to: institutional sites, the main manuscripts online, as well as the two Dossiers d'HEL (n ° 8 and 10) dedicated to Lib. gl.
This digital edition offers several reading options:
The Read menu allows to display the text of an entire letter, while the Search menu provides a search engine with specific search options.
To learn more about the Lib. gl. encoding, see our documentation.
Entries in the
<entryFree>) contain at least two items: a word, the lemma (encoded as
<form>), and its explanation, the gloss (encoded as
<def>), sometime only a synonym.
Moreover, explanations often bear a tag of their source, i.e. an indication of its provenance (for example:
In addition, the manuscripts transmit many critical signs, some inherited from the archetype and copied by scribes, other added by later correctors. In both case, we kept these critical indications as part of the
The images below show the connection between typographical codes used in our edition and the information available on the manuscripts themselves (here from
|1. Signum criticum||In red|
|2. Author||In blue|
|3. Lemma||In purple (bold)|
|4. Gloss||In black|
|5. Header: ID(*) + lemma|
|6. Reference||In grey|
- 1. Read Letters
- To select a letter, click on it in the alphabet located at the top of the
When the letter has been displayed, you can browse through lemmas and display entries by cliking the '+' (plus) sign and the '-' (minus) to close it.
- The critical apparatus on the right follow the same code of color (a), while notes regarding to the glosses appear as bubbles (b).
a) Notes located in the right margin concern the entire entry, Author, lemma and critical signs.
b) Notes regarding the gloss itself can be opened/closed by a click on the small red '+' (plus sign) following a word.
Thus, in the example below (ST 42), the red note refers to the critical sign, while the blue one refers to the source. There is no note on lemme here, which would be purple.
- 2. Browse Sections
- (coming soon!)
- 1. Search Text
- The search engine currently allows to explore the full text (ID, lemma, gloss). In a near future it will also be possible to carry out a research on the paratext (critical notes and apparatus, this advanced mode is under development).
- Entry ID: The identifier (given by Lindsay) consists of one, two or three letters encompassing alphabetical sections. While searching this field, letters must be always capitalized (use V instead of U), followed without space by its number in the section (eg. A1, AB1, QVA1).
- Lemma: allows you to search all lemmas; it is possible to search for standard forms ; the truncation (right or left, 3 characters minimum) is done by the asterisk.
- Gloss: this window allows to search all definitions; truncation (right or left, 3 characters minimum) is done by the asterisk; however, it is recommended to avoid too heavy left truncation searches (type *uit, *rum, etc.).
- 2. Search List
- Allows on to perform a search limited to the Authors indicated as the source in the
Liber glossarumitself and into our bibliographical references given for these sources.
You can choose to search inside a specific letter or inside the entire alphabet (for more details, see the Help page). Results are a list of relevant entries (ID and lemma).
- Searches in the Lemma, Author and Reference fields use the REGEX special functions (see Tips on the Search List page).
- 3. Compare in Context
- A complementary function enables to display two inputs you wish to compare. This function can also be applied by clicking on the context link located at the bottom of each entry.
The simple search on the text includes three fields: