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paraph (plural paraphs)
- A flourish made after or below one's signature, originally to prevent forgery.
- A mark used by medieval rubricators to indicate textual division.
- 2016 October 3, “It’s A Wrap”, in Research Group on Manuscript Evidence:
- Commencing with a C-shaped paraph-sign in the same brown ink, the glosses are linked to their corresponding passages by alphabetic signs comprising single letters in a sequence beginning with a in each margin, moving on to b, c, and d down the page, and, ideally, linking with the same letter in the adjacent column. Such a pairing allows for matching the gloss with the specific location in the text where its comment should be considered.
flourish after signature
- “paraph” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, →ISBN.
- “paraph” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- "paraph" in WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2006.
- (etymology) Paraphe, based on the Collins French-English Dictionary, Harpercollins, Flexible edition, August 1990, →ISBN.
- Paraph, ArtLex Art Dictionary, Michael Delahu, The earliest form of ArtLex appeared on the Web in August, 19; ArtLex was last modified on October 24, 2007, Copyright © 1996-2007.