Martinus de Dacia, Modi significandi


Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Hamilton 12

Remarks by the Editor

Excerpted from Matthew Holford's description of MS. Hamilton 12, Oct. 2019 (See terms of use).

General Information

Title Martinus de Dacia, Tractatus de modis significandi
Shelfmarks MS. Hamilton 12
Page/Folio Reference endleaf (former front pastedown) (fol 168)
Material Parchment
Place of Origin Germany (?)
Date of Origin 13th century, late or 14th century, early
Script, Hands


Original Condition

Page Height 200 mm
Page Width 140 mm
Height of Written Area 145 mm
Width of Written Area 90 mm
Number of Columns 1
Number of Lines 42

Current Condition

Extent bifolium, missing much of one corner
Dimensions 197 x 283 mm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Coloured initials, paraphs.


  • Content Item
    • Persons Martin of Dacia
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title De modo significandi
    • Content Description

      Corresponds to 19.19 - 28.15 (Habito de 8 modis significandi ... proprie terminus) and 45.22 - 54.24 (et similiter ... scilicet actionem) of the printed edition.

    • fol. 168r
    • Glosses and Additions With occasional glossing.
    • Edition Martini de Dacia Opera (Corpus Phiilosophorum Danicorum 2), ed. H. Roos, Copenhagen.1961.
    • Secondary Literature H. Roos, 'Neue Handschriften-Funde zu den Modi significandi des Martinus de Dacia', Theologie und Philosophie 41 (1966) 243-6.

Host Volume

Title Ludolf of Saxony, Commentary on Psalms; Stella clericorum
Date of Origin/Publication 15th century, middle
Place of Origin/Publication Germany

Provenance: St. Peter's, Erfurt (Host volume:'Liber sancti Petri in Erfordia', 15th cent., f. 1r; Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow, 1760-1831(?); Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856).