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Definition of Uncial
UncialUncial 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
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superseded by the cursive style.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 Un"cial, n.
An uncial letter.
Meaning of Uncial from wikipedia
is a majuscule script
used from the 4th to 8th centuries
AD by Latin
and Gr**** scribes. Uncial
- The great uncial codices
or four great uncials
are the only remaining uncial codices
contained) the entire
text of the Bible...
- A New Testament uncial
is a section
of the New Testament
in Gr**** or Latin majuscule
or vellum. This style
(or "Insular majuscule"), used for important
do****ents and sacred
text. The full uncial
, in a version called
", was used...
styles. The known variants include
, the uncial
, and the later
. At the end of the Roman Empire
form of m****cript Cyrillic, known
as ustav, was based
on Gr**** uncial
and by letters
from the Glagolitic
- ****enistic period. Ancient handwriting developed
writing, with carefully
drawn, rounded block letters
of about equal
- epigraphic style
"). But only certain letters
by this development, in particular
ε), Σ (c), Ω (ω), and to a lesser...
EPSILON. The other, also known
or uncial epsilon
from earlier uncial
like a semicircle crossed
by a horizontal...
alphabets' ⟨ 𐌁 ⟩ either directly
or via Latin
⟨⟩. The uncial
⟨⟩ and half-uncial
by the Gregorian
and Irish missions gradually
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