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The uncial letters are very small and neat, upright and regular, and their breadth is nearly equal to their height.

The earlier copies are all in uncial or "capital" letters, cursive or "lower-case" letters being a later invention.

This new writing was in two forms—round and pointed—but both were derived from the Roman half-uncial style.

C, von Soden δ 3; an uncial palimpsest (the top writing being that of Ephraem) of the 5th century.

A Gothic Uncial alphabet redrawn from a German brass is illustrated in 162.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to uncial, such as: cap, majuscule, initial, and small cap.

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