letter descending below the line, a double-bowleg g, a
long-tailed r, + a cursive version of the short s.
Viola vis dictur hec viole. ppter vim ordis 7 est viola
quedam herba odorifera. cuius flos similit nuncupat. 7 cou.
penul. Unde in aurora dicit. Nobili or violis ve tibi pue
Violaceus cea ceu. a viola din. vt aqua violacea. i. a violis
facta vel quasi coloré viole habes.
Violamé in violo las exponit, 7 pdu. la
Violens tis omis ge. ide qd' violetus 7 ex eisde ɔ ponit
ex qbus violetus. 7 cors. o
The work is divided into 5 parts: orthography,
prosody, grammer, rhetoric + etymology. The
last part - 4 times larger than all the other parts
together-- is a dictionary derived from Papias (11th C)
+ Hugutio (12th C). The Catholicon enjoyed great
popularity. It was one of the 1st books printed.
Anglicana is the English cursive version of
Textura, a book hand written rapidly using
letter forms found in business + legal documents.
By 1400 the characteristic Anglicana letter
forms are the 2 lobed 2, the closed 8 shaped g.
the round e and the long-tailed r
The 1st encyclopedia of the Latin language.
While Erasmus, the most conspicuous of its critics,
speaks of it in caustic terms in his De ratione
studiorum + colloquia, the Catholicon was defended
by Leander Alberti against these aspersions in his 2
works De Vinis illustribus ordinis praedicatorum +
Discriltione di tutto Italia.
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