Sentence Examples


  • It is probable that the form VI is an abbreviation in writing from right to left of the earlier M, and of the four stroke *.
  • Again we have two recensions S' and S 2, but the one may be on the whole reasonably described-as an abbreviation of the other.
  • This is shown by the permanent abbreviation of the proper names Gaius and Gnaeus by C. and Cn.
  • - The traditions current among the Israelites respecting the origins and early history of their nation - the patriarchal period, and the times of Moses and Joshua - were probably first cast into a written form in the 10th or 9th century B.C. by a prophet living in Judah, who, from the almost exclusive use in his narrative of the sacred name " Jahveh " (" Jehovah "), - or, as we now commonly write it, Yahweh, - is referred to among scholars by the abbreviation " J."
  • K in time passed out of use except as an abbreviation, its place being taken by C, which, as we have seen, is in the earliest inscription still g.