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DMLCS Interpretative Publications

In addition to the main outputs detailed on the dedicated DMLCS website, research for the project has made possible the publication of a range of secondary works that describe and seek to interpret various aspects of the Celtic-Latin phenomenon.

Subject to any relevant copyright considerations, most of this auxiliary material is available in PDF upon request to the Project Editor by e-mail to with specification of what is required.


A. Harvey 2022,

         “Language and History in Early Duhallow: The Case of the Liscahane Oghams”,   

           Dúchas 1,

           pp. 69–75.



          How Linguistics Can Help the Historian,



J.J. Flahive  2021,

        “Venialia et Ventositas: Late-Latin Vocabulary in Medieval Ireland”,

          Journal of Medieval Latin 31,

          pp. 159–89.



        “Middle-Irish turtur”,

          Ériu 69,

          pp. 179–84.   


S. Corrigan  2019,

       “In Pentateuchum Commentarii on the Red Sea Crossing:

         Content, Composition and Coherence”,

         Journal of Medieval Latin 29,

         pp. 21–57. 


A. Harvey  2019,

        “Haunting Vocabulary: Towards a Taxonomy of Ghost Words in Celtic Lexicography”,      

          Studia Celtica Posnaniensia 4,

          pp. 44–58.    


  2018 (a),

       “Frankenstein in the Scriptorium:  Bringing Latin to Life in Early Medieval Ireland”,

         in Code-Switching in Medieval Ireland and England,

         ed. M. Ó Flaithearta, 


         pp. 105–19.


 2018 (b),

       “Philological Considerations Set in Stone:

         Looking Again at the Early Medieval Inscriptions of Wales”,

         in Epigraphics in an Intermedial Context,

         ed. A. Bauer et al.,


         pp. 18–30.


2018 (c),  with P. Durkin,

         Spoken Through:  How Scholarly Dictionaries Mediate the Past,




       “Languages and Literacy in Mid-First Millennium Ireland:

         New questions to Some Old Answers”,

         in Transforming Landscapes of Belief in the Early Medieval Insular World and Beyond,

         ed. N. Edwards et al.,


         pp. 47–63.


2016 (a),

       “Muirchú and his remi cymba:  Whence his Latin and its Wordstore?”,

         Peritia 27,        

         pp. 43–62.


2016 (b),

       “Hiberno-Latin quantotus, tantotus”,

         Ériu 66,

         pp. 191–94.


2015 (a),

       “Blood, Dust and Cucumbers:  Constructing the World of Hisperic Latinity”,

         in Medieval Ireland:  Clerics, Kings and Vikings,

         ed. E. Purcell et al.,


         pp. 352–62.


2015 (b),

       “Cambro-Romance?  Celtic Britain’s Counterpart to Hiberno-Latin”,

         in Early Medieval Ireland and Europe:  Chronology, Contacts, Scholarship,

         ed. P. Moran and I. Warntjes, 


         pp. 179–202.


2014 (a),

       “Linguistic Method in his Literary Madness? 

         The Word-Coinings of Virgilius Maro Grammaticus”,

         in Linguistic and Philological Studies in Early Irish,  

         ed. E. Roma and D. Stifter,

         Lewiston (NY) and Lampeter,

         pp. 79-104.


2014 (b),     

       “Non-Classical Elements (Letters A to H) in the Schaffhausen Adomnán”,

         in The Schaffhausen Adomnán,

         ed. D. Bracken and E. Graff,


         vol. II:  Commentary, pp. 97–104.


2013 (a),

       “The Non-Classical Vocabulary of Celtic-Latin Literature:  An Overview”,

         in Spoken and Written Language: 

         Relations between Latin and the Vernacular Languages in the Earlier Middle Ages,

         ed. M. Garrison et al.,


         pp. 87–100. 


2013 (b),          

       “Technical Vocabulary and its Identification in Medieval Celtic Latinity”,

         Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi (Bulletin Du Cange) 71,

         pp. 377-88.


2011 (a),

       “Lexical Influences on the Medieval Latin of the Celts”,

         in Lexical Influences of Other Languages on Medieval Latin,

         ed. M. Pérez González and E. Pérez Rodríguez, 

         León and Vallodolid,

         pp. 65–77.


2011 (b),

       “Reading the Genetic Code of Early Medieval Celtic Orthography”,

         in LautSchriftSprache,

         ed. E. Glaser et al.,  


         pp. 155–166.



       “Digitization and the Dictionary of Celtic Latin”,

         Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi (Bulletin Du Cange) 66,

         pp. 335–39. 



       “From Full-Text Database to Electronic Lexicon and Beyond:

         The Role of Computers in the Dictionary of Celtic Latin Project”,

         Folia Philologica (Listy filologické) 131,

         pp. 469-91.



       “Chroniques et comptes rendus: Ireland:

         Research on Hiberno-Latin:  Programmatic Work Ongoing in Ireland”,

         Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi (Bulletin Du Cange) 65,

         pp. 335–40.


2004 (a),

       “Some Terms for Tides in Celtic-Latin Literature”,

         Ériu 54,

         pp. 259-62.


2004 (b),

       “Latin and Old Irish Literacy”,

         in Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture,

         ed. J.S. Donnelly et al.,

         Macmillan Reference, USA,

         vol. I, pp. 378–80.


2003 (a), 


         in The Encyclopaedia of Ireland,

         ed. B. Lalor, 


         p. 489.


2003 (b),

       “Chroniques et comptes rendus:  Ireland:

         Scriptores Celtigenae”,

         Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi (Bulletin Du Cange) 61,

         pp. 322–25.


2002 (a),

       “Hiberno-Latin cuvula”,

         Ériu 52,

         pp. 229-30.


2002 (b),

      “‘Battling Andrew’ and the West-Brit Syndrome Twelve Hundred Years Ago”,

         Classics Ireland 9,

         pp. 19-27.



       “Chroniques et comptes rendus:  Irlande: 

         Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources 400–1200”,

         Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi (Bulletin Du Cange) 59,

         pp. 316–21.


1999 (a),

       “Some Observations on Celtic-Latin Name Formation”,

         in Ildánach Ildírech,

         ed. J. Carey et al., 

         Andover (MA) and Aberystwyth,

         pp. 53–62.


1999 (b),

       “Royal Irish Academy Activity in Celtic-Latin Studies”,

         in The Scriptures and Early Medieval Ireland,

         ed. T. O’Loughlin, 


         pp. 118–24.


1997, with J. Power,

       “Hiberno-Latin scaltae”,

         Ériu 48,

         pp. 277-79.


1994,  with D. Howlett,          

       “An Attack on the Welsh Master Ioruert”,

         Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi (Bulletin Du Cange) 52,

         pp. 281-85.



       “Latin, Literacy and the Celtic Vernaculars around the Year AD 500”,

         in Celtic Languages and Celtic Peoples,

         ed. C.J. Byrne et al., 

         Halifax (NS),

         pp. 11–26.


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