Anglo-Saxon Minuscule: Abbreviations and New Letters


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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