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Latin Palaeography

Lesson Six - Abbreviations

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This is the abbreviation for et cetera.
et c[etera]

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Suspension

The letters eci are often omitted from the word specialis, -e.
sp[eci]ali

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Contraction

The letters ati are often left out of the
ablative form of ratio, -onis (f.).
r[ati]one

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Contraction

The letters e and un are often omitted from secundum.s[e]c[un]d[am]

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Contraction

The letters itte are often omitted from the word littera, -e (f.).
l[itte]ras

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Contraction

The word diocesis, -is (f.) is often abbreviated to the first four letters: dioc.
dioc[esis]

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Suspension

The letters iscop are omitted from the abbreviated form of  episcopus, -i (m.).
Ep[iscop]o

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Contraction