serif

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See also: şerif and šerif

English[edit]

A serif font and a sans serif one.

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From earlier ceriph, ceref, of obscure derivation. There are two (not directly interrelated) candidates for a possible Dutch origin: 1.) the noun schreef (“stroke”, now also “serif” as a semantic loan), related with schrapen (to scrape); and 2.) the verb schrafferen (to provide with horizontal lines, to shade), from Italian sgraffiare. For the latter compare German Schraffe (serif), although this again may be a semantic loan based on the English word rather than original to it.

Noun[edit]

serif (plural serifs)

  1. (typography) A short line added to the end of a stroke in traditional typefaces, such as Times New Roman.

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