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.

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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