See also:abbreviation " is a
See also:letter or
See also:group of letters, taken from a word or words, and employed to represent them for the
See also:sake of brevity . Abbreviations, both of single words and of phrases, having a meaning more or less fixed and recognized, are
See also:common in
See also:ancient writings and inscriptions (see PALAEOGRAPHY and
See also:DIPLoMATIc), and very many are in use at the
See also:time . A distinction is to be observed between abbreviations and the contractions that are frequently to be met with in old
See also:manuscripts, and even in early printed books, whereby letters are dropped out here and there, or particular collocations of letters represented by somewhat arbitrary symbols . The commonest
See also:form of abbreviation is the substitution for a word of its initial letter; but, with a view to prevent
See also:ambiguity, one or more of the other letters are frequently added . Letters are often doubled to indicate a plural or a superlative . I . CLASSICAL ABBREVIATIONS.—The following
See also:list contains a selection from the abbreviations that occur in the writings and inscriptions of the Romans: A . A . Absolvo, Aedilis, Aes, Ager, Ago, Aio, Amicus, Annus, Antiquo, Auctor, Auditor,
See also:Augustus, Aulus, Aurum,
See also:Aut . A.A . Aes alienum, Ante audita, Apud agrum, Aurum argentum . AA .
See also:AAA . Augusti tres . A.A.A.F.F . Auro argento acre flando feriundo.' A.A.V . Alter ambove . A.C . Acta causa, Alius civis . A.D . Ante diem; e.g . A.D.V . Ante diem quintum .
A.D.A . Ad dandos agros .
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