Andspeke , Spiritus sanctus , in gabriels mouth ,
¶ And þanne spake spiritus
sanctus in gabrielR.16.92:
This form is unique to R; the other B manuscripts read Gabrieles. The C manuscripts attest both forms (P2TH2Gc agreeing with R), but Cx clearly
supports the F/beta reading. mouthe .R.16.92: In the right margin opposite this text line,
there were two lines of a gloss, now erased, apparently in the same hand as a number of
others, including one on 94r.
¶ Þane spak spiritus sanctus / in gabriellisF.12.94: The barred double <l> is ambiguous, usually standing for <-e>, but sometimes unmistakably representing <-is> or
<-es>. MS R alone among the remaining B manuscripts lacks the genitive inflection, so the ambiguity is nearly complete. mowthe.