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Definition of Uncial

Uncial
Uncial Un"cial, a. [L. uncialis amounting to the twelfth part of a pound or a foot, from uncia the twelfth part of a pound or of a foot, an ounce, an inch: cf. F. oncial. See Inch a measure.] Of, pertaining to, or designating, a certain style of letters used in ancient manuscripts, esp. in Greek and Latin manuscripts. The letters are somewhat rounded, and the upstrokes and downstrokes usually have a slight inclination. These letters were used as early as the 1st century b. c., and were seldom used after the 10th century a. d., being superseded by the cursive style.
Uncial
Uncial Un"cial, n. An uncial letter.

Meaning of Uncial from wikipedia

- Uncial is a majuscule script (written entirely in capital letters) commonly used from the 4th to 8th centuries AD by Latin and Gr**** scribes. Uncial letters...
- The great uncial codices or four great uncials are the only remaining uncial codices that contain (or originally contained) the entire text of the Bible...
- A New Testament uncial is a section of the New Testament in Gr**** or Latin majuscule letters, written on parchment or vellum. This style of writing is...
- Insular half-uncial (or "Insular majuscule"), used for important do****ents and sacred text. The full uncial, in a version called "English uncial", was used...
- cursive styles. The known variants include the early semi-uncial, the uncial, and the later semi-uncial. At the end of the Roman Empire (5th century AD), several...
- earliest form of m****cript Cyrillic, known as ustav, was based on Gr**** uncial script, augmented by ligatures and by letters from the Glagolitic alphabet...
- ****enistic period. Ancient handwriting developed two distinct styles: uncial writing, with carefully drawn, rounded block letters of about equal size...
- epigraphic style to rounded ones ("uncials"). But only certain letters were affected by this development, in particular E (uncial ε), Σ (c), Ω (ω), and to a lesser...
- LETTER EPSILON. The other, also known as lunate or uncial epsilon and inherited from earlier uncial writing, looks like a semicircle crossed by a horizontal...
- Italic alphabets' ⟨ 𐌁 ⟩ either directly or via Latin ⟨⟩. The uncial ⟨⟩ and half-uncial ⟨⟩ introduced by the Gregorian and Irish missions gradually developed...