plural noun, singular in·cu·nab·u·lum [in-kyoo-nab-yuh-luh m, ing-] /ˌɪn kyʊˈnæb yə ləm, ˌɪŋ-/.
Origin of incunabula
Examples from the Web for incunabula
Salisbury is rich in incunabula, and a catalogue has recently been printed.
The present number of volumes is about 115,000, of which over 2500 are incunabula.
It hardly needs be told why so few of the incunabula of the Philippines have survived.Doctrina Christiana|Anonymous
Beughem's Incunabula Typographica, 1688, 12mo., is both jejune and grossly erroneous.Bibliomania; or Book-Madness|Thomas Frognall Dibdin
With the exception of the Arbolayre, copies of all the incunabula herbals mentioned below are to be found in the British Museum.The Old English Herbals|Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
British Dictionary definitions for incunabula
pl n singular -lum (-ləm)
Word Origin for incunabula
Word Origin and History for incunabula
"swaddling clothes," also, figuratively, "childhood, beginnings;" 1824, from Latin incunabula (neuter plural), ultimately from cunae "cradle," from PIE *koi-na-, from root *kei- "to lie; bed, couch."