incunable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French incunable, from Latin incunabula (swaddling-clothes, cradle). Compare incunabulum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈkjuːnəbəl/

Noun[edit]

incunable (plural incunables)

  1. A very early printed book, specifically one printed before 1501; an incunabulum.
    • 1976, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Something Nasty in the Woodshed, Penguin, published 2001, page 435:
      Nerciat rubbed shoulders with D.H. Lawrence, the Large Paper set of de Sade (Illustrated by Austin Osman Spare) jostled an incunable Hermes Trismegistus, and ten different editions of L'Histoire d'O were piquant bedfellows to De la Bodin's Démonomanie des Sorciers.

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Noun[edit]

incunable m (plural incunables)

  1. incunable, incunabulum