Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In paleography, intermediate between uncial and minuscule: noting a method of writing Latin and Greek characters found in the sixth or seventh and succeeding centuries.
  • n. One of the characters exhibiting the transition from uncial to minuscule writing.

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Examples

  • —‘A vile greasy scrawl, indeed—and the letters are uncial or semi-uncial, as somebody calls your large text hand, and in size and perpendicularity resemble the ribs of a roasted pig—I can hardly make it out.

    Chapter XLIX

  • The writing of this period is uncial or semi-uncial.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Among its chief characteristics are: A sometimes open 11403a36. gif, sometimes closed, and derived from the uncial 11403a37. gif; the ascenders of the b, d, l, and h broadened at the top 11403a38. gif; the g retains its semi-uncial form 11403a39. gif; the i no longer goes above the line.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • It was an _édition de luxe_, the Greek text exquisitely printed from a fount of semi-uncial type, the special glory of the Harden Classics.

    The Divine Fire

  • ‘A vile greasy scrawl, indeed; and the letters are uncial or semi-uncial, as somebody calls your large text hand, and in size and perpendicularity resemble the ribs of a roasted pig; I can hardly make it out.’

    Guy Mannering

  • 'A vile greasy scrawl, indeed; and the letters are uncial or semi-uncial, as somebody calls your large text hand, and in size and perpendicularity resemble the ribs of a roasted pig; I can hardly make it out. '

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

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