Incunabulum meaning

ĭnkyə-năbyə-ləm, ĭng-
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A book printed before 1501; an incunable.
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An artifact of an early period.
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A book, single sheet, or image that was printed "” not handwritten "” before the year 1501 in Europe.
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Origin of incunabulum

  • New Latin incūnābulum from sing. of Latin incūnābula swaddling clothes, cradle in- in in–2 cūnābula cradle, infancy (from cūnae cradle kei- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin incÅ«nābula (“cradle, origin"), from in- + cÅ«nābula (“cradle").

    From Wiktionary