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1. The study and scholarly interpretation of earlier, especially ancient, writing and forms of writing.
a. The documents whose writing is so studied.
b. The manner of writing in an earlier, especially ancient, document or set of documents.

pa′le·og′ra·pher n.
pa′le·o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), pa′le·o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.


(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of palaeographic
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118-19) would have helped to make more coherent the formal, paleographic, and orthographic intricacies identified within the inscription.
The information medieval scholars thrive on: manuscript names and dates, folio numbers, indications of rhythm and pitch, paleographic issues, comparison of the same work in different sources, etc.
In keeping with this pronouncement, his introduction reviews some basic principles of the epigraphic and paleographic method and provides explanations for the non-specialist of many key terms used in the field of epigraphy.
Curtis states that an essential point in my editorial commentary is "unverifiable" and that "careful paleographic study" of the relevant sources is "not possible" because those sources are "held in private hands.
will prove a linguistic and paleographic relic of this same remote era of East Asian prehistory.
Binnorie: A Ballad" raises many complex questions, I agree with Johnson that the 1940s seem a sensible guess for a period of composition, but I cannot rule out the 1950s, 1960s, and even 1970s, since careful paleographic study of the sources, not possible now while they are held in private hands, could still yield valuable clues for dating the song.
It seems appropriate to focus in a review on questions of paleographic and philological relevance.
In "Redating Ives's Choral Sources," Sherwood offers a more reliable method--one based on paper types and paleographic analysis--than that used by John Kirkpatrick, which depended on Ives's own comments as found in lists, marginalia, and his autobiographical Memos (ed.
Although we may have a fairly good understanding of the linguistic and paleographic forces behind the evolution of the writing system, we should not underestimate the way people saw their own script, as these notions might have been more influential in daily usage than historically accurate etymographies.
With consummate skill, he surveys the array of surviving sources, setting out what needs saying about the historical, liturgical, codi-cological, paleographic, and musical background.
It might uncharitably he said to bury its lead, however: on paleographic grounds, chapter eight demonstrates that in one early manuscript (BNF 328a, which, written in the "Hijazi" script, appears to belong to the late first century), Q 4:12 shows signs of erasure and replacement, the change coming at the hand of an early Marwanid scribe: a putative *kalla was exchanged for kala1a.
The manuscript entries in the catalogue each begin with a brief external description of the bindings ("Einband") and the pages or folios themselves ("Inhalt"), which include scribal characteristics, paleographic details, descriptions of watermarks and foliation, enumerations of blank pages, and transcriptions of marginalia.