The Devonshire Manuscript/Appendix I: Paleographic Features

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an[edit]

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.

de[edit]

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).

en[edit]

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.

es[edit]

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).

ger[edit]

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

gra[edit]

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.

in[edit]

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.

ion[edit]

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).

mar[edit]

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.


ne[edit]

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).

on[edit]

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.


our[edit]

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

pri[edit]

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).


pre[edit]

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


per[edit]

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

per[edit]

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.

pro[edit]

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.

pro[edit]

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 ).

quod[edit]

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

re[edit]

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).

ser[edit]

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).

ter[edit]

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).

tra[edit]

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.

the[edit]

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.

there[edit]

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


that[edit]

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


thou[edit]

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

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


uer[edit]

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

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

un[edit]

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.

us[edit]

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).

ver[edit]

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

which[edit]

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.

with[edit]

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

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

yn[edit]

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


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