Thursday, August 9, 2007

Word of the Week

This week's word: marginalia

Notes of any kind written on the margin of a text, whether bearing on the text page or not. Marginal glosses are a type of marginalia, but not all marginalia gloss text they accompany; they may simply be doodles or diaristic notes or other unrelated jottings.

From: T.S. Haskett's Some Notes on Palaeography, Codicology and Diplomatics, 2001.

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