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palaeography

(ˌpælɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) the study of the handwritings of the past, and often the manuscripts as well, so that they may be dated, read, etc, and may serve as historical and literary sources
2. (Historical Terms) a handwriting of the past
palaeˈographer n
palaeographic, ˌpalaeoˈgraphical adj

paleography, palaeography

1. ancient forms of writing, as in inscriptions, documents, and manuscripts.
2. the study of ancient writings, including decipherment, translation, and determination of age and date. — paleographer, palaeographer, n.paleographic, palaeographic, adj.
See also: Writing
1. ancient forms of writing, as in inscriptions, documents, and manuscripts.
2. the study of ancient writings, including decipherment, translation, and determination of age and date. — paleographer, palaeographer, n. — paleographic, palaeographic, adj.
See also: Literature
the study of ancient writings, including inscriptions. — paleographer, palaeographer, n.paleographic, palaeographic, adj. papyrology the study of ancient writings on papyrus. — papyrologist, n.
See also: Antiquity
Translations

palaeography

[ˌpælɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Npaleografía f
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In one instance, for example, she notes how one scribe changed the word parvos as pravos; she says that 'in the conventions of Latin palaeography, the abbreviation for the two words are similar but distinguishable, so the copyist was presented with the opportunity but not the imperative to mix them up' (p.
Part One, although consisting mainly of masterful encyclopaedia articles outlining the history of western script and punctuation, begins with Brown's inaugural lecture at King's College London, delivered in 1962, on 'Latin Palaeography since Traube'.