Latin abbreviations found at the end of words.
The most common things abbreviated at the end of words are:
-us, -m (two endings), -que (English meaning: and, put before the word to which it is glued)
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The sign for the ending -us resembles a 9 at the end of the word.
The abbreviation sign for -m can look like the last letter’s hook or flourish was prolonged upwards like an ornament or it can be a separate vertical or almost horizontal line above the last letter.
The abbreviated -que can look like only a -q or can have a longer line or some flourish downwards or to the side.
In our next blog post we are going to write about one-letter abbreviations for Latin words.
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