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The text contains many abbreviations. Many are the standard Latin contractions, and there are the nomina sacra terms. There are also some rather drastic and non-standard abbreviations, particularly in phrases that are repeated. Who would have thought that thw word misericordiae could be abbreviated mie? This is really just a memory jogger for the reader who is supposed to know what word to expect.
Psalter, c.1500. From a private collection. Photographs © Dianne Tillotson.

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