Concordance of Sigla for Old Latin New Testament Manuscripts

URL for this page: www.vetuslatina.org/sigla

Vetus Latina manuscripts are identified by different sigla (letters, numbers etc.) in different editions of the New Testament.
The table below is reproduced from the Appendix of H.A.G. Houghton, The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its History, Texts, and Manuscripts (Oxford University Press, 2016). it summarises the identification of Old Latin manuscripts in the following editions:

  • The Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (NA28)
  • The United Bible Societies' Greek New Testament (UBS5)
  • Constantin Tischendorf, Novum Testamentum Graece, editio octava maior (Tischendorf)
  • Jülicher, Matzkow & Aland, Itala (Itala)
  • Bonifatius Fischer, Die lateinischen Evangelien bis zum 10. Jahrhundert (Fischer)
  • Wordsworth, White et al., Novum Testamentum (Oxford Vulgate)
  • The Vetus Latina edition produced by the Vetus Latina Institute (Vetus Latina)
  • An assortment of other editions (Other)
More details of each of these editions can be found in the book mentioned above.

The major drawback with the alphabetical sigla traditionally used for Old Latin witnesses is that the series begins afresh for each portion of the New Testament: witness ‘e’ in the Gospels is not the same as witness ‘e’ in Acts or witness ‘e’ in the Pauline Epistles. To avoid confusion, the Vetus Latina register assigns each manuscript a unique number.

Because of the overlap between alphabetical sigla, it is necessary to provide an indication of the scope of each (the books of the New Testament for which they are generally cited). The abbreviations are as follows: e=Gospels; a=Acts; p=Paul; c=Catholic Epistles; r=Revelation. The † suffix indicates that the witness is missing (or only cited in) one or more books within that scope. As the manuscripts are presented in the Vetus Latina order elsewhere on this site (separate pages for Gospels and the rest of the New Testament), the table below is ordered by the alphabetical sigla. Greek letters appear in the sequence of their transliterated equivalent. A few rows have been duplicated in order to ensure that alphabetical order is broadly maintained in all columns.

NA28

UBS5

Tischendorf

Itala

Fischer

Oxford Vulgate

Vetus Latina

Other

Scope

a

ita

a

a

Xa

a

3

Verc.

e

a2

ita2

a2

a2

Xn

a2

16

cur.

e†

-

-

ambrescr

-

-

-

AM Lc

 

e†

ar

itar

-

-

Hd

D

61

arm.

pr (NA); acpr (UBS); eapcr (VgO)

aur

itaur

-

aur

Ea

aur

15

holm.

e

b

itb

b

b

Xb

b

4

Veron.

e

b

itb

-

-

-

-

89

 

p

β

itβ

-

β

-

-

26

 

e†

c

itc

c

c

Xc

c

6

Colb.

e (NA); ea (UBS)

-

itcomp

-

-

-

-

109

compl1

p

d

itd

d

d

Xd

d

5

Bez.

eac†

d

itd

d

-

-

d

75

Claro.

p

-

-

δ

-

-

δ

27

δ

e

-

itdem

demid

-

-

dem

59

dem.

ap

-

itdiv

-

-

-

div

-

div.

pcr

-

-

-

-

Ed

durmach

-

durm.

e

e

ite

e

e

Xe

e

2

Palat.

e

e

ite

e

-

-

e

50

laud.

a

-

-

e

-

-

e

76

germ.

p

f

itf

f

f

Jg

f

10

Brix.

e

f

itf

f

-

-

f

78

Aug.

p

ff

itff

ff

-

-

ff

66

Corb.

c†

ff1

itff1

ff1

ff1

Xo

ff1

9

Corb.

e†

ff2

itff2

ff2

ff2

Xf

ff2

8

Corb.

e

g

itg

g

-

-

g

77

Boern.

p

g1

itg1

g1

g1

Pg

g1, G

7

germ./
sang.

e†

-

-

g2

-

Bg

g2

29

germ./
sang.

e

-

-

g2

-

-

g2

52

 

a

-

-

gat

-

Bt

gat

30

gat.

e

gig

itgig

g

-

-

gig

51

gig.

ar (NA, UBS); ear (VgO)

gue

itgue

gue

-

-

gue

79

guelf.

p†

h

ith

h

h

Xh

h

12

Claro.

e†

h

ith

reg

-

-

h

55

 

ac†r

-

-

-

-

-

haf

-

 

r

z

itz

harl

-

-

Z

65

harl.

p†c† (NA); p†c†r (UBS, VgO)

aur

itaur

-

aur

Ea

aur

15

holm.

e

i

iti

i

i

Xi

i

17

Vind.

e†

j

itj

z

j

Xj

j

22, 22A

Sarz.

e†

k

itk

k

k

Xk

k

1

Bob.

e†

l

itl

l

l

Xl

l

11

Rehd.

e

l

itl

-

-

-

-

67

leg.

ac†

-

-

-

-

Sl

-

91, 133

leg2

eapcr

-

-

-

-

-

-

92

leg3

eapcr

λ

itλ

-

λ

-

-

44

 

e†

m

itmon

-

-

-

-

86

 

p†

-

-

m

-

-

m

PS-AU spe

spec.

eapcr

μ

itμ

-

μ

-

-

45

 

e†

μ

itμ

-

-

-

-

82

 

p†

n

itn

n

n

Xn

n

16

 

e†

o

ito

o

o

-

o

16

 

e†

-

ito

-

-

-

-

PEL[1]

 

p

p

itp

p

p

Xp

p

20

 

e†

p

itp

-

-

-

p

54

 

a (NA, UBS); ac (VgO)

p

-

-

-

-

p

80

 

p†

-

itph

-

-

-

-

63

 

a†

π

itπ

-

π

Xw

-

18

 

e†

-

itφ

-

-

Xp

-

43

 

e†

q

itq

q

q

Xq

q

13

mon.

e

r

itr

-

-

-

-

57

 

a

r

itr

r, r2, r3

-

-

r

64

frising.

p†

r

itq

q

-

-

r

64

frising.

c†

r1

itr1

r

r1

Xr

r1

14

Uss.

e

-

-

-

-

Hg

r2

28

Uss.2

e

-

itro

-

-

-

R

62

 

a

ρ

itρ

-

ρ

 

-

24

 

e†

ρ

itρ

-

-

-

-

88

 

p†

s

its

s

s

Xs

s

21

 

e†

s

its

s

-

-

s

53

 

ac†

-

its

-

-

-

-

87

 

p†

-

itsa

-

-

-

-

60

 

a

sin

itsin

-

-

-

-

74

 

ar

t

itt

t

t

Xt

t

19

Bern.

e†

t[2]

itt

-

-

-

t

56

 

apcr

v

itv

-

-

-

v

81

 

p†

-

itv

v

v

Xv

v

25

Vind.

e†

w

itw

-

-

-

-

58

 

a

w

itw

gue lect

-

Gw

-

32

 

c†

-

-

x1

-

-

O

-

 

a

-

-

x2, laud

-

-

O

-

 

p

z

itz

harl

-

-

Z

65

harl.

p†c† (NA); p†c†r (UBS, VgO)

-

-

-

23

-

-

23

 

e†

-

-

-

-

Hm, Hn

-

35

mull.

e†

-

-

-

-

Jc

-

33

 

e†

-

-

-

-

Xu

-

41

 

e†

 



[1] In UBS5, ito in the Pauline Epistles indicates the lemma text of Oxford, Balliol College, MS 157.

[2] In NA28, the siglum t denotes the printed edition of the Liber Comicus rather than any single manuscript.