Definitions

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

  • n. An incunabulum.

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  • 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.

Etymologies

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

French, from New Latin incūnābulum; see incunabulum.

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From French incunable, from Latin incunabula ("swaddling-clothes, cradle"). Compare incunabulum.

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  • alt. of incunabulum; a book printed before 1501.

    July 24, 2008