A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 376

Summary Catalogue no.: 2486


Huguitio of Pisa, Liber deriuationum
Incipit: Cum nostri protoplasti
Explicit: Expliciunt Magne Diriuaciones secundum Hugucionem

A kind of encyclopaedia, in alphabetical order, of subjects from Augeo (under which 'auctor', 'augmentum', 'auctoritas', 'auxilium', etc., are treated) up to to 'Zona'

The derivationes are not so much etymological as the tracing of derivatives from simple words. An index of derivative words is appended at fol. 213

Language(s): Latin

An English gloss has crept into the text at fol. 145r, Column B, until the end, 'testacius in testa coctus anglice bakingston'

Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 220 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.125 × 8.625 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 591

Good penwork initials


Origin: 14th century, second quarter (before 1341) ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

'Robertus Norwel & Robertus Crombewel. expositus [?] in cista de Raubiri [Rothbury] [in acad. Oxoniensi] pro xx solidis die lune proxima post festum sancte Petronille anno Domini M° ccc° xlj° & habet suplementum'

'Constat nunc domino Todde codex iste Richardo' (2nd half of the 15th century).

'Thomas Graunnt' (16th century). 'Liber Vniuersitatis ex dono Thomæ Grant Armigerj Waruicensis'. The name is given as Grantham in the Benefactors' Register under the year 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-09: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)