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Word of the Day – Incunabulum

By March 25, 2016Literature

Incunabulum (noun)


An early printed book, especially one printed before 1501.

 “Books printed before 1501 are called incunabula; the word is derived from Latin for swaddling clothes and used to indicate that these books are the work of a technology still in its infancy.”

Example sentence

“The Gutenberg Bible is probably the most famous incunabulum in existence.”

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