Definitions

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  • adj. made up of thin lines or strokes, usually with reference to an alphabet or writing system

Etymologies

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From Latin virgula, a diminutive of virga ‘rod’.

Examples

  • The increasing simplification traceable from the Egyptian epigraphic hieroglyphs to the Greek and Roman alphabets and the anticipation of modern stenography and telegraphic code in the cuneiform inscriptions (Semitic) and the virgular quinquecostate ogham writing (Celtic).

    Ulysses

  • (Semitic) and the virgular quinquecostate ogham writing (Celtic).

    Ulysses

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