from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of siglum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The signs, abbreviations, letters, or characters standing for words, shorthand, etc., in ancient manuscripts, or on coins, medals, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A monogram, usually an abbreviation of a proper name, especially one engraved upon the seal of a seal-ring, as was common in the middle ages.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • See comment on overline.

    July 27, 2018

  • A scrivening monk would come to grief

    Illuminating a sacred leaf

    Unless his amygdala

    Are stocked with the sigla

    To ornament but keep it brief.

    September 30, 2015

  • List of abbreviations, symbols, etc. denoting words. definition

    July 13, 2008