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ɪnˈkyu nə bəlin·cun·able

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  1. incunable(Noun)

    A very early printed book, specifically one printed before 1501; an incunabulum.

  2. Origin: From incunable, from incunabula. Compare incunabulum.

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  1. Incunable

    An incunable, or sometimes incunabulum is a book, pamphlet, or broadside that was printed—not handwritten—before the year 1501 in Europe. "Incunable" is the anglicised singular form of "incunabula", Latin for "swaddling clothes" or "cradle" which can refer to "the earliest stages or first traces in the development of anything." A former term for "incunable" is "fifteener," referring to the fifteenth century. The first recorded use of incunabula as a printing term is in a Latin pamphlet by Bernhard von Mallinckrodt, De ortu et progressu artis typographicae, which includes the phrase prima typographicae incunabula, "the first infancy of printing", a term to which he arbitrarily set an end, 1500, which still stands as a convention. The term came to denote the printed books themselves in the late seventeenth century. The convenient but arbitrarily chosen end date for identifying a printed book as an incunable does not reflect any notable developments in the printing process, and many books printed for a number of years after 1500 continued to be visually indistinguishable from incunables. "Post-incunable" typically refers to books printed after 1500 up to another arbitrary end date such as 1520 or 1540.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incunable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incunable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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