From: Marco Cimarosti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 02 2002 - 07:42:11 EDT
[Sorry for my previous message: I forgot to set the encoding.]
I am trying to identify a Greek glyph found in an ancient Latin text. I have
not seen what it looks like, but it has been described to me as an "8" with
the top circle opened.
The sign was in a word looking like "8ρων" ("8rôn") and which, according to
the text, corresponds to Latin "urina". If I understand correctly, the text
also says that this sign is a diphthong which in Doric was substituted by a
plain "ω" (omega): "Nam olem a Graecis per <8> diphthongum scribebatur, quae
Dorice in ω solet commutari".
Therefore, I tentatively identified the word as "ωυρων" ("ôurôn"), and the
unknown glyph ligature as an "ωυ" ligature ("ôu": omegha + upsilon).
Does anyone know whether such a ligature actually existed in old typography?
And was it anything like an open "8"?
Thanks in advance for any info.
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