Definition of Red Book of Hergest in English:

Red Book of Hergest

noun

  • A manuscript of the late 14th to early 15th centuries, written in Welsh and containing the Mabinogion and other pieces in prose and poetry.

    The manuscript was held at Hergest Court (Herefordshire) from the late 15th to the early 17th century and has been in the possession of Jesus College, Oxford, since 1701.

Origin

Early 18th century. After Welsh Llyfr Coch Hergest.