Uncial
Uncial \Un"cial\, n. An uncial letter. [1913 Webster]

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  • uncial — UNCIÁL, Ă, unciale, adj. (În sintagmele) Scriere uncială = scriere cu litere majuscule derivate din literele romane capitale (şi deosebindu se de acestea prin rotunjimea formelor). Caracter uncial = caracterul literelor din scrierea uncială. [pr …   Dicționar Român

  • uncial — [un′shē əl, un′shəl] adj. [L uncialis, of an inch, inch high < uncia, a twelfth part, INCH1] designating or of a form of large, rounded letter used in the script of Greek and Latin manuscripts between A.D. 300 and 900 n. 1. an uncial letter 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Uncial — Un cial, a. [L. uncialis amounting to the twelfth part of a pound or a foot, from uncia the twelfth part of a pound or of a foot, an ounce, an inch: cf. F. oncial. See {Inch} a measure.] Of, pertaining to, or designating, a certain style of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncial — 1640s, pertaining to an ounce, from L. uncialis of an inch, of an ounce, from uncia a twelfth part (see INCH (Cf. inch)). In ref. to letters, it is attested from 1712, from L.L. litterae unciales (Jerome), probably meaning letters an inch high,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • uncial — adj. 2 g. Diz se de uma escrita romana, em letras de grandes dimensões, e de uma escrita mais pequena derivada da precedente e empregada a partir do século IV …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • uncial — (Del lat. unciālis, de una pulgada). 1. adj. Se dice de ciertas letras, todas mayúsculas y del tamaño de una pulgada, que se usaron hasta el siglo VII. U. t. c. s.) 2. Se dice también de este sistema de escritura …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • uncial — uncially, adv. /un shee euhl, sheuhl/, adj. 1. designating, written in, or pertaining to a form of majuscule writing having a curved or rounded shape and used chiefly in Greek and Latin manuscripts from about the 3rd to the 9th century A.D. n. 2 …   Universalium

  • uncial — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin unciales (litterae) uncial (letters), from Latin, plural of uncialis weighing an ounce, from uncia twelfth part, ounce more at ounce Date: 1712 written in the style or size of uncials • uncially adverb II. noun… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uncial — un•ci•al [[t]ˈʌn ʃi əl, ʃəl[/t]] adj. 1) ling. designating, written in, or pertaining to a form of majuscule writing having a curved or rounded shape and used chiefly in Greek and Latin manuscripts from about the 3rd to the 9th century a.d. 2)… …   From formal English to slang

  • Uncial — Name of a script, which indicated it was inch high ; in use from the 4c in Greek and Latin MSS until well after the 16c. The earliest known example of the work of a European monk/scribe was written in uncial c.517. The word uncial itself was not… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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