uncial


1un·cial

adjective \ˈən(t)-shəl, -sē-əl\

Definition of UNCIAL

:  written in the style or size of uncials
un·cial·ly adverb

Origin of UNCIAL

Late Latin unciales (litterae) uncial (letters), from Latin, plural of uncialis weighing an ounce, from uncia twelfth part, ounce — more at ounce
First Known Use: 1712

2uncial

noun

Definition of UNCIAL

1
:  a handwriting used especially in Greek and Latin manuscripts of the fourth to the eighth centuries a.d. and made with somewhat rounded separated majuscules but having cursive forms for some letters
2
:  an uncial letter
3
:  a manuscript written in uncial

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First Known Use of UNCIAL

circa 1775

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