• Mary Dockray-Miller deposited The eadgiþ Erasure: A Gloss on the Old English Andreas in the group Group logo of LLC Old EnglishLLC Old English on MLA Commons 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    A half-erased woman’s name is partially legible at the bottom of folio 41 verso of the Anglo-Saxon manuscript we now call the Vercelli Book. Edith – eadgiþ – provides mystery as highly unusual marginalia, an individual name added to and then erased from the manuscript. I argue here that the erased name eadgiþ is direct reference to St. Edith of Wilton, the daughter of King Edgar who was the patron saint of Wilton abbey, and that it it thus functions as something of a gloss for the section of Andreas in which it appears.