From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jul 13 2003 - 01:16:24 EDT
Jim Allan scripsit:
> What this doesn't indicate is that sometimes in medieval text the
> ampersand ligature is used to spell _et_ as part of a longer word.
Not just mediaeval text; "&c." for "etc." (= "et cetera") was common
right through the 19th century if not later.
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