Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Word of the Day


in·cu·nab·u·lum (nky-nby-lm, ng-)
n. pl. in·cu·nab·u·la (-l)
1. A book printed before 1501; an incunable.
2. An artifact of an early period.

[New Latin incnbulum, from sing. of Latin incnbula, swaddling clothes, cradle : in-, in; see in-2 + cnbula, cradle, infancy (from cnae, cradle; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots).]

incu·nabu·lar (-lr) adj.

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