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This text is heavily abbreviated. As well as the nomina sacra terms, there are many generic abbreviations, such as a superscript horizontal slash indicating a missing m, a curling superscript mark for -us, a curling subscript mark on e to indicate that it represents ae, a slash through the descender of p to show that it represents per-, and or with a vertical slash for -orum. There are a couple of what might be called contractions of convenience, done in order to make the text fit neatly into the space provided. You will need to look at both pages of abbreviations to find them all.

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Melissande Psalter (British Library, Egerton 1139, f.210), early 12th century. Images by permission of the British Library.

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