Minuscule

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minuscule

1. Any very small, minute object.

2. A small roman letter which is neither capital nor uncial; a manuscript written in such letters.

Of the size and style of minuscules; written in minuscules. These minuscule letters are cursive forms of the earlier uncials. (I. Taylor (The alphabet))

Origin: L. Minusculus rather small, fr. Minus less: cf. F. Minuscule.