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|The edh and thorn characters both appear for th, although the former is more common. The horizontal slash through the example of the thorn here is an abbreviation mark. The ligature for the dipthong æ is often rendered so that the a practically disappears. The use of u and v is quite eccentric, with the rounded u form mainly appearing only in Latin words.|
|Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th century (British Library, Cotton Nero DIV, f.259). From E.G. Millar 1923 The Lindisfarne Gospels London: British Museum.|
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