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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An incunabulum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A very early printed book, specifically one printed before 1501; an incunabulum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A book printed in the infancy of the art, before the year 1500. See incunabula, 3.


French, from New Latin incūnābulum; see incunabulum.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French incunable, from Latin incunabula ("swaddling-clothes, cradle"). Compare incunabulum. (Wiktionary)



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