uncial

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Attested 1650, from Latin uncia (one twelfth part, ounce, inch).

Adjective[edit]

uncial (comparative more uncial, superlative most uncial)

  1. (rare) Of or relating to an ounce, or an inch, especially to letters printed an inch high.

Etymology 2[edit]

Attested 1712, from Late Latin unciales (uncials), unciales litterae (uncial letters) (Jerome), plural of uncialis (pertaining to one twelfth part, ounce, or inch), from uncia (one twelfth part, ounce, inch). The literal meaning is unclear: some references indicate "inch-high letters", but see “Uncial script” in Wikipedia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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uncial (comparative more uncial, superlative most uncial)

  1. Of or relating to a majuscule style of writing with unjoined, rounded letters, originally used in the 4th–9th centuries.

Noun[edit]

uncial (plural uncials)

  1. A style of writing using uncial letters.
  2. A letter in this style.
  3. A manuscript in this style.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 uncial” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  2. ^ uncial” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

uncial m, f (plural unciales)

  1. uncial

Noun[edit]

uncial f (plural unciales)

  1. uncial