from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The use of gold lettering in manuscripts

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of writing in letters of gold.
  • n. A writing executed in letters of gold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of writing in letters of gold, practised by the writers of manuscripts in the early middle ages.
  • n. The writing itself thus executed.
  • n. In Greek antiquity, the art of embroidering in gold, of inlaying other metals with gold, and the like.


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