Monday, August 16, 2010
Definitions for incunabulum
- The earliest stages or first traces of anything.
- Extant copies of books produced in the earliest stages (before 1501) of printing from movable type.
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Citations for incunabulum
Somewhere in the incunabulum of time the New Year lay awaiting birth. Outside, in the dark, and with none to call it friend, the old year was fading into death.
Every sane soul is an incunabulum
Origin of incunabulum
Incunabulum derives, in the early printing press industry, from the Latin incuna, "to place a baby in a cradle."