secundo folio

What is secundo folio?

secundo folio meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

The opening word or words of text on the second leaf of a manuscript. Because these words differ from one manuscript copy to another, depending on size of script,text area, and folio, the practice originated during the Middle Ages of using them in cataloging as a fixed point, to distinguish multiple copies in a way that the opening words (incipit) could not. Under the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), secundo folio is a Phrase-Level Descriptive Element. Abbreviated sec. fol.


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