Tironian of or pertaining to Marcus Tullius Tiro, Cicero's scribe and namesake, 1828, esp. in ref. to the Tironian Notes (L. notæ Tironianæ), a system of shorthand said to have been invented by him (see AMPERSAND (Cf. ampersand)).

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  • Tironian — Ti*ro ni*an, a. [L. Tironianus, fr. Tiro, the learned freedman and amanuensis of Cicero.] Of or pertaining to Tiro, or a system of shorthand said to have been introduced by him into ancient Rome. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tironian — adjective Of or pertaining to (died circa 4 BC), scribe of Cicero and inventor of an early shorthand …   Wiktionary

  • tironian — ti·ro·ni·an …   English syllables

  • tironian — (ˈ)tī|rōnēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin tironianus, from tiron (from M. Tullius Tiro fl 1st century B.C. secretary of Cicero) + ianus ian : of or relating to the learned freedman Tiro or the notae Tironianae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tironian notes — Type printed semi syllabic shorthand Languages Latin Creator Marcu Tullius Tiro Created 60s BCE Time period 1st century BCE 16th century ACE …   Wikipedia

  • Tironian sign — noun An ampersand • • • Main Entry: ↑Tironian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shorthand — is an abbreviated and/or symbolic writing method that increases speed or brevity of writing as compared to a normal method of writing a language. The process of writing in shorthand is called stenography, from the Greek stenos (narrow) and graphē …   Wikipedia

  • Scribal abbreviation — Sigla redirects here. For the village in Poland, see Sigła. Text sample from an early 15th century Bible manuscript. Scribal abbreviations (sigla [plural], siglum and sigil [singular]) are the abbreviations used by ancient and mediæval scribes… …   Wikipedia

  • Palaeography —     Palæography     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Palæography     (palaia, ancient , graphe, writing )     The art of deciphering ancient writing in manuscripts or diplomas. It is distinguished from epigraphy, which provides rules for reading carved… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ampersand — This article is about the symbol. For the magazine, see Ampersand (magazine). Ampersand Punctuation …   Wikipedia

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