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Latin Palaeography

Lesson Nine - Abbreviations

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The word etas, -atis (f.) can be abbreviated with a small loop ending in a long descending stroke.
etat[is]

example
Suspension

The elaborate letters ‘R’ and ‘R’ are abbreviations for Regni Regis.
R[egni] R[egis]

example
Initial letters