Breviograph


A breviograph or brevigraph (from Latin: brevis, short, and Greek grapho, to write) is a type of scribal abbreviation in the form of an easily written symbol, character, flourish or stroke, based on a modified letter form to take the place of a common letter combination, especially those occurring at the beginning or end of a word. Breviographs were used frequently by stenographers, law clerks and scriveners, and they were also found in early printed books and tracts.[1] Their use declined after the 17th century.

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Examples


Examples of breviographs:[2][3][4]

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References


  1. ^ Tannenbaum, Samuel A. The Handwriting of the Renaissance (1931), New York: Columbia UP, 125-134.
  2. ^ Zurcher, Andrew. "Basic Conventions for Transcription" . English Handwriting 1500-1700: An Online Course. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  3. ^ Reed, Melania Sánchez (2011). "Transcribing Mediaeval Science for Electronic Editions". In García Ruano, Javier (ed.). Current Trends in Anglophone Studies. Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca. p. 134. ISBN 9788478001576.
  4. ^ "Alphabet Abbreviations" (PDF). Practical Paleography. Folger Shakespeare Library.

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