From: Marco Cimarosti (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 02 2002 - 07:38:54 EDT
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 "8???" ("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 "?" (omega): "Nam olem a Graecis per <8> diphthongum scribebatur, quae
Dorice in ? solet commutari".
Therefore, I tentatively identified the word as "?????" ("ôurôn"), and the
unknown glyph ligature as an "??" 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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