littera florissa

What is littera florissa?

littera florissa meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A pen-flourished initial or letter in a medieval manuscript and early printed books, embellished with tracery in geometric and/or foliate patterns. Click here to see examples in the 15th-century Closworth Missal (Bodleian Library, MS Don.b.6). Plural: litterae florissae.

 

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