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Aldine

[ awl-dahyn, -deen ]
/ ˈɔl daɪn, -din /
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adjective

of or from the press of Aldus Manutius and his family in Venice, c1490–1597, noted for compactly printed editions of the classics.

noun

an Aldine or other early edition.
any of several styles of printing types modeled on those designed by Aldus, especially italic.

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Origin of Aldine

First recorded in 1795–1805; from Italian aldino, equivalent to Ald(us Manuzio) + -ino adjective sufffix; see Aldus Manutius, -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for Aldine

Aldine
/ (ˈɔːldaɪn, -diːn) /

adjective

relating to Aldus Manutius (1450–1515), Italian printer, or to his editions of the classics

noun

a book printed by the Aldine press
any of the several typefaces designed by Aldus Manutius
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