bifolium

noun bi·fo·li·um \ (ˈ)bī-ˈfō-lē-əm \

Definition of bifolium

plural bifolia play \(ˈ)bī-ˈfō-lē-ə\
:two sheets of paper, parchment, or similar material folded together to make four leaves
  • … verses are written, not on two sheets of paper, but on the recto and verso of the first leaf of a bifolium.
  • —Sara S. HodsonTimes Literary Supplement24 June 1988
  • Though incomplete, in its present state it occupies close to eleven hundred folios, so large that each bifolium was formed from a whole skin.
  • —Penn R. SzittyaSpeculumApril 1999

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First Known Use of bifolium

1938


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