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The Devonshire Manuscript/Appendix I: Paleographic Features

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anEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "an" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature: {_a}.
Details: a-tittle: line or double curve of abbreviation, tittle or tilde over a, often indicating omitted n or m.

deEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "de" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {d,}.
Details: d with a descending hook, sometimes abbreviating de but more often otiose (Petti, p. 23).

enEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "en" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {_e}.
Details: e-tittle: line or double curve of abbreviation, tittle or tilde over e, often indicating en or em.

esEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "es" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {es}.
Details: so-called swash e, a form for terminal es, is, or ys with looped descender (Petti, p. 23).

gerEdit

Paleographical feature {g'}.
Details: g with ascending stroke hooking backwards over the letter.

graEdit

Paleographical feature {gA}.
Details: g with a curled or flourished u or a, sometimes only a serrated line, written above g and standing normally for gra.

inEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "in" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {_i}.
Details: i-tittle: line or double curve of abbreviation, tittle or tilde over i, often indicating omitted n or m.

ionEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "ion" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {_on}.
Details: on-tittle or ou-tittle: line or double curve of abbreviation, tittle or tilde over on or ou, often abbreviating ion or ioun, (Petti, p. 23) or ascending curl (Petti 22-3).

marEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "mar" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {m'}.
Details: m with final raised hook often standing for mer, mar.


neEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "ne" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {n'}.
Details: n with final raised hook often standing for omitted er and other times for ne, in which case the mark is generally otiose (Petti, p. 24).

onEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "ion" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {_o}.
Details: o-tittle: line or double curve of abbreviation, tittle or tilde over o , sometimes indicating omitted i, y, n, or m.


ourEdit

Paleographical feature {o+r+}.
Details: shortened from our.

priEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "pri" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {p`}.
Details: p with a superscript stroke like an opening quotation or i, infrequently abbreviating pri (Petti, p. 24).


preEdit

Paleographical feature {p'}.
Details: p with a superscript hook, often standing for pre (Petti, p. 24).


perEdit

Paleographical feature {p+}.
Details: p with cross bar through descender, often standing for par or per (Petti, p. 24) or por (Cappelli xxx).

perEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "per" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {p1}.
Details: p with convex curl (frown) through descender, made to the left and down and around through the shaft towards the right, often standing for par and per.

proEdit

Paleographical feature {p2}. later
Details: p with a loop made from the base-line to the left and down to meet the midpoint of the descender, either not crossing it to make a convex or concave curl or crossing it; normally standing for pro.

proEdit

Paleographical feature {p3}.
Details: p with concave curl (smile) through descender, made from the bottom up to the left and around through the shaft towards right, often standing for pro (the bottom half of 0 is concave, like an o with a tail given a quarter counterclockwise turn ).

quodEdit

Paleographical feature {q+d+}.
Details: double-letter abbreviation for quod using q and superscript d.

reEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "re" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {r'}.
Details: r with ascending hook, or connected apostrophe, indicating omitted e (Petti 22-3).

serEdit

Paleographical feature {{s}8}.
Details: long-s with double curl made through descender to form an 8-shape, or with a / made through its descender, often a abbreviation of ser, sir, sur, or syr (Petti, p. 24).

terEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "ter" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {t'}.
Details: t with a superscript hook, standing often for ter (Petti, p. 24).

traEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "ter" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {tA}.
Details: t with a curled or flourished a, sometimes only a serrated line, written above t and standing normally for tra.

theEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "the" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {{th}+e+}.
Details: two-letter abbreviation for the using thorn and superscript e.

thereEdit

Paleographical feature {{th}+er+}.
Details: thorn plus superscript er standing for there.


thatEdit

Paleographical feature {{th}+t+}.
Details: thorn plus superscript t standing for that.


thouEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "thou" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {{th}+u+}.
Details: thorn plus superscript u standing for thou.


uerEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "uer" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {u'}.
Details: u with a superscript hook, standing often for uer.

unEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "un" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {_u}.
Details: u-tittle: line or double curve of abbreviation, tittle or tilde over u, often indicating omitted n or m.

usEdit

Paleographical feature {9}.
Details: letter shaped like 9, Tironian abbreviation for initial con for terminal us or ous (Petti, pp. 23-4) and for terminal hook following consonants and indicating omitted us, os, is, s (Cappelli xxiv).

verEdit

Paleographical feature {v'}.
Details: v with a superscript hook, standing often for ver.

whichEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "which" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {w+c+}.
Details: double-letter abbreviation for which using w and superscript c.

withEdit

Detail of scribal abbreviation for "with" in a 16th century manuscript."

Paleographical feature {w+t+}.
Details: two-letter abbreviation for with and superscript t.

ynEdit

Paleographical feature {_y}.
Details: y with a macron, indicating omitted n.


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