Dear listmembers, LExicon latinitatis Medii Aevi Iugoslaviae Vol. I, Zagreb
1. baiulus, m (cf. ital. bailo)
1. magistratus, Cod. III, a.1219: videlicet quod nullus banus, nullus
comes, nullus baiulus .. presumat descendere ...
2. legatus, Acta canc. Ragus., a. 1250: ipse fuerat baiulus in partibus
illis (reginae Serviae).
2. baiulus, bajulus, m. - liquidorum mensura, vasis species (ital. paiuolo):
Stat. Polae, a. 1431: Datium vini nendit ad spinam ... est pro singulo
................. I hope it helps Matejj
Od: John Coakley <[log in to unmask]>
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Datum: 29. december 2000 20:06
Zadeva: Re: Margherita's biographer
>Du Cange gives a second, and apparently more widely-attested, meaning of
>"baiulus" as "paedagogus." I take it this is in keeping with the obsolete
>Italian word baiulo, which the Cambridge Italian dictionary defines as not
>only "standard bearer" but also "guardian" or "tutor." It's an interesting
>thought that Giunta might think of himself as the "bearer" of Margaret and
>thereby a sort of "alter-saint" as you put it. But in the context of the
>vita as a whole "paedagogus" seems to me to make more sense of what Giunta
>means by "baiulus" -- i.e., in the sense that, as her confessor, he is her
>instruct or director (see 2.1, 2.7, 2.8, 5.8, 9.23; although it's true that
>he is much else as well and that she also directs and instructs him on
>occasion). There is also however that passage in one of Christ's
>revelations to her that speaks of her as the "banner" around which sinners
>would be rallied to conversion (7.24). It hadn't occurred to me that
>might be her "bearer" in that sense; do you think so?
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Thomas Renna <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Sent: Friday, December 29, 2000 10:30 AM
>> Subject: Re: Recent titles (last list of 2000)
>> > Colleagues:
>> > 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". In Fra Giunta's Legenda de vita et miraculus beatae
>> > Margaritae de Cortona (Iozzelli critical ed. 1997) the hagiographer Fra
>> > Giunta often refers to himself as Baiulus, with the implication that he
>> > is the bearer of St Margaret of Cortona's (d. Feb 22, 1297, Franciscan
>> > Tertiary) message or deeds. Is the biographer suggesting that he is
>> > God's chosen messager to transmit the words and actions of Margaret? Is
>> > this a first in the development of Latin saints' lives? It almost seems
>> > he is making himself a sort of alter-saint, along with his subject.
>> > I would appreciate any leads you might have.
>> > Thanks
>> > Thomas Renna - History
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>> > University Center MI 48710
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