Rohonc Codex

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Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
VDM Publishing, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 120 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Rohonc Codex is a set of writings in an unknown writing system. This codex is also referred to as Rohonczi Codex which is the Hungarian name of the codex spelled according to the old Hungarian orthography that was reformed in the first half of the 20th century. This spelling has spread on-line probably due to the book of V. En chiuc (see Bibliography below). Today the name of the codex is written in Hungarian as Rohonci-kodex. The codex was named after the city of Rohonc, in Western Hungary (now Rechnitz, Austria), where it was kept until 1838, when it was donated to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences by Gusztav Batthyany, a Hungarian count, together with his entire library. The origin of the codex is uncertain. Possible trace of its past may be an entry in the 1743 catalogue of the Batthyanys' Rohonc library, which says "Magyar imadsagok, volumen I. in 12.," that is, Hungarian prayers in one volume, size duodecimo.

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