Meaning of uncial

un•ci•al

Pronunciation: (un'shē-ul, -shul), [key]
— adj.
  1. designating, written in, or pertaining to a form of majuscule writing having a curved or rounded shape and used chiefly in Greek and Latin manuscripts from about the 3rd to the 9th centurya.d.
—n.
  1. an uncial letter.
  2. uncial writing.
  3. a manuscript written in uncials.
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