incunable

noun

in·​cu·​na·​ble in-ˈkyü-nə-bəl How to pronounce incunable (audio)

Word History

Etymology

French, from New Latin incunabulum

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incunable was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Incunable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incunable. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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