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Diplomatarium Islandicum manuscripts

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The '''''Diplomatarium Islandicum'' manuscripts''' refers to [[Index:Unpublished material|unpublished notes]] by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] inserted in his copy of ''[[List of books in Tolkien's library#Diplomatarium Islandicum|Diplomatarium Islandicum]]''.<ref name=Rare>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-EIGHT-BOOKS-FROM-TOLKIENS-LIBRARY-ALL-SIGNED-PLUS-NOTES-/190703496445?pt=Antiquarian_Books_UK&hash=item2c66d06cfd#ht_11320wt_932|articlename=RARE - EIGHT BOOKS FROM TOLKIEN'S LIBRARY - ALL SIGNED PLUS NOTES (Item number: 190703496445)|dated=|website=[http://www.ebay.co.uk/ Ebay.co.uk]|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
 
The '''''Diplomatarium Islandicum'' manuscripts''' refers to [[Index:Unpublished material|unpublished notes]] by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] inserted in his copy of ''[[List of books in Tolkien's library#Diplomatarium Islandicum|Diplomatarium Islandicum]]''.<ref name=Rare>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-EIGHT-BOOKS-FROM-TOLKIENS-LIBRARY-ALL-SIGNED-PLUS-NOTES-/190703496445?pt=Antiquarian_Books_UK&hash=item2c66d06cfd#ht_11320wt_932|articlename=RARE - EIGHT BOOKS FROM TOLKIEN'S LIBRARY - ALL SIGNED PLUS NOTES (Item number: 190703496445)|dated=|website=[http://www.ebay.co.uk/ Ebay.co.uk]|accessed=16 July 2012}}</ref>
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"The appearance of the _Ethiopians_ at this point in the account is
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clearly, in part at least, due to a comparison of Psalm lxxiii with the
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book of Exodus. It is probable too that v. 16 of the psalm ("The day is
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thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the
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sun") was brought into relation with the mention, in Exod. xiii 21, of
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the pillars of cloud and fire immediately after _Etham_.
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_byrig_ is probably plural, as noted above: 'the cities of the region of
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Etham'. See quot. in note p. 32. In any case, of course, _Etham_
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(_Æthan_) is taken not as a city or place, but a region; _Æthanes byrig_
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in O.E. does not mean 'the city of Etham', where city = Etham, but 'the
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city belonging to or in Etham'.
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67 _mearelandum ón_ : a good example of a manuscript accent indicating
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emphasis and stress (here properly borne by the 'postponed' _on_ in
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archaic word order) and not quantity. The words render _in extremis
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finibus solitudinis_. [Vulgate Exodus 13:20]
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68 _nearwe genyddon_ : it is a little difficult to interpret these words
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with"
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The Diplomatarium Islandicum manuscripts refers to unpublished notes by J.R.R. Tolkien inserted in his copy of Diplomatarium Islandicum.[1]

Transcription

"The appearance of the _Ethiopians_ at this point in the account is clearly, in part at least, due to a comparison of Psalm lxxiii with the book of Exodus. It is probable too that v. 16 of the psalm ("The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun") was brought into relation with the mention, in Exod. xiii 21, of the pillars of cloud and fire immediately after _Etham_.

_byrig_ is probably plural, as noted above: 'the cities of the region of Etham'. See quot. in note p. 32. In any case, of course, _Etham_ (_Æthan_) is taken not as a city or place, but a region; _Æthanes byrig_ in O.E. does not mean 'the city of Etham', where city = Etham, but 'the city belonging to or in Etham'.

67 _mearelandum ón_ : a good example of a manuscript accent indicating emphasis and stress (here properly borne by the 'postponed' _on_ in archaic word order) and not quantity. The words render _in extremis finibus solitudinis_. [Vulgate Exodus 13:20]

68 _nearwe genyddon_ : it is a little difficult to interpret these words with"

References

  1. "RARE - EIGHT BOOKS FROM TOLKIEN'S LIBRARY - ALL SIGNED PLUS NOTES (Item number: 190703496445)", Ebay.co.uk (accessed 16 July 2012)