Definition of Uncial

1. Noun. A style of orthography characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; found especially in Greek and Latin manuscripts of the 4th to 8th centuries.

Generic synonyms: Script



2. Adjective. Relating to or written in majuscule letters (which resemble modern capitals). "Uncial letters"

Definition of Uncial

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or designating, a certain style of letters used in ancient manuscripts, esp. in Greek and Latin manuscripts. The letters are somewhat rounded, and the upstrokes and downstrokes usually have a slight inclination. These letters were used as early as the 1st century b. c., and were seldom used after the 10th century a. d., being superseded by the cursive style.

2. n. An uncial letter.

3. a. Of, pertaining to, or designating, a certain style of letters used in ancient manuscripts, esp. in Greek and Latin manuscripts. The letters are somewhat rounded, and the upstrokes and downstrokes usually have a slight inclination. These letters were used as early as the 1st century b. c., and were seldom used after the 10th century a. d., being superseded by the cursive style.

4. n. An uncial letter.

Definition of Uncial

1. Adjective. (rare) Of, or relating to an ounce, or an inch, especially to letters printed an inch high. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or relating to a majuscule style of writing with unjoined, rounded letters, originally used in the 4th–9th centuries. ¹

3. Noun. A style of writing using uncial letters. ¹

4. Noun. A letter in this style. ¹

5. Noun. A manuscript in this style. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Uncial

1. a style of writing [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Uncial

unchristianly
unchristianness
unchristlike
unchronicled
unchronological
unchurch
unchurched
unchurches
unchurching
unchurchly
unchurcht
unchurlish
unci
uncia
unciae
uncial (current term)
uncially
uncials
unciform
unciform bone
unciform fasciculus
unciforme
unciforms
unciliated
uncinal
uncinarias
uncinariases
uncinariasis
uncinata
uncinate

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