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Translingual[edit]

Character  ſt 
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LIGATURE LONG S T
Unicode block Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Codepoint U+FB05

Etymology[edit]

ſ + t — in many fonts, the ascender of the letter ſ reaches so far rightward that it overlaps the ascender of the following t

Letter[edit]

lower case

  1. A ligature from the letters ſ and t; compare .
    • 1766: David Lloyd, State⸗⸗Worthies: or, The Statesmen and Favourites of England from the Reformation to the Revolution, volume II, “Obſervations on the Life of the Lord Herbert of Cherbury”, pages 339–340 (J. Robson)
      EDward Herbert, ſon of Richard Herbert, Eſq; and Suſan Newport his wife, was born at Montgomery-cale, and brought to court by the earl of Pembrook, where he was knighted by K. James, who ſent him over embaſſador into France. Afterwards K. Charles the fir created him baron of Cale-Iſland in Ireland, and ſome years after baron of Cherbury in Montgomeryſhire. He was a mo excellent arti and rare lingui, udied both in books and men, and himſelf the author of two works mo remarkable, viz. A treatiſe of truth, written in French, ſo highly prized beyond the ſeas, and (they ſay) it is extant at this day with great honour in the pope’s vatican ; and an hiory of king Henry the eighth ; wherein his collections are full and authentick ; his obſervation judicious ; his connexion rong and cohærent, and the whole exact.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This ligature occurs almost exclusively in archaic texts.


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