Is it possible that it might be a shorthand reference to Aquabajulus or holy
water clerk? Such a cleric might well have formed part of an ecclesiatic's
entourage and could have doubled as a 'go-for'/witness/general dogsbody when
he wasn't carrying the holy water bucket. Having spent most of Christmas
doing just that here in the monastery I can sympathise with the poor chap!
Beannachtai na feile
Colman O'Clabaigh OSB
> > Has anyone heard of an author of a saint's life refer to himself as a
> > "baiulus"? The Lexicon lat. Nederlandicae defines baiulus as a "bearer"
> > or "carrier".
> I am glad someone has mentioned BAJULUS. It is one of those words I have
> been looking for a precise definition of for some time. [The only sources
> my hand are Lewis & Short and Souter (who is not late enough) ]