Anglo-Saxon Minuscule: Abbreviations and New Letters

Abbreviations.

There are not many of these in this manuscript page. However, Old English did adopt some of the Latin abbreviations.
Here is the suspension sign for m in monnum (line 2).
The most usual are
the 7-shaped sign for and.
Here this should be expanded ond, as that is the way Alfredĺs scribe spells it in line 6.
An Anglo-Saxon abbreviation can be seen in the later insertion in line 8:
the with a stroke through its ascender is the abbreviation for ■Št.


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