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A combination of letters that, when deciphered, gives a name, a title or even an invocation to the Virgin or to Christ. There is no order in the arrangement to ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Archaeology
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9 words

... [Ge] A set of letters combined into...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
10 words

... A character formed by interweaving two or more...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
10 words

... . A character formed by interweaving two or more...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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139 words
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... A combination of letters that, when deciphered, gives a name, a title or even an invocation to the Virgin or to Christ . There is no order in the arrangement to facilitate the deciphering of these elements. Monograms were fashionable in the East from the 4th to the 9th c., and from the 11th c. certain family Names observe this form. We distinguish two types of monogram, the older type, compact and built around one letter, and the other, cruciform, which appeared in the 6th century. The capitals of Hagia Sophia (before 537 ) with Theodora's monogram...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
116 words

... Deriving from the Greek monos (‘single’) and gramma (‘letter’), the term ‘monogram’ means a design formed by a combination of two or more alphabetical characters interwoven. A monogram usually embodies the initials of someone's name, such as the form ER of Elizabeth, Lady Ralegh, although some examples incorporate more than initials, such as Narcissus Luttrell's, in which the letters NARSL at least can be discerned. Monograms can sometimes be very elaborate, or ingeniously entangled, so that the letters are not easily recognizable. Such designs,...

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Efthymios Rizos and Rebecca Darley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Current Version:
2018

... silverware , bricks , and amphorae . On coins from Theodosius II monograms occurred as the reverse design on nummi and pentanummi . They became more widespread in the 7th century and appeared as countermarks to change the value or issuer of a coin. From 685 they appear only from Western mints. Efthymios Rizos ; Rebecca Darley PLRE IIIB, 1556–73 and PBE provide coverage of individual monograms. RByzKunst 6 (2005) s.v. ‘monogram’, 603–6 ( Seibt ). ODB (1991) s.v. ‘monogram’, 1397–8 ( Hörandner ). J. Bardill , Brick-Stamps of Constantinople ,...

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Wolfram Hörandner

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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282 words
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...the Palaiologan period, in MSS, on book bindings, and esp. on architectural elements. The most common forms are the block or box-type monogram where the letters are joined together in the form of a quadrangle, and (from ca. 550 onward) the cruciform monogram where the letters are placed at the extremities of a cross. M onogram . Sample monograms. Above: block or box-type monogram signifying “of Paul”; below: cruciform monograms signifying “Mother of God, help.” Source: Sunset, Photodisc CD, © Photodisc, The arrangement of the letters seems to follow...

Monogram, Julia, Lady

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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Current Version:
2011

..., Julia, Lady , (née Triplex ) , fashionable but snobbish lady who cements her social position by a strategic marriage. Cold and manipulative Lady Monogram bullies her soft-hearted husband and behaves with only moderate civility to persons of questionable fashion. WWLN, PM JMR Julia Miele...

Monogram, Sir Damask

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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Current Version:
2011

..., Sir Damask , fashionable appurtenance for London dinners. In contrast to the snobbish social pretensions of his wife, Sir Damask is notable for the almost democratic nature of his civility. He is friendly, for instance, to the less-than-perfectly-genteel company at a dinner party given by Mrs Roby in The Prime Minister. WWLN JMR Julia Miele...

Master of the Brunswick Monogram

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
157 words

...of the Brunswick Monogram ( fl. 1520–40 ), Flemish artist whose name derives from the monogram on a painting of The Parable of the Last Supper (Herzog-Anton-Ulrich Museum, Brunswick); there is no scholarly consensus about the meaning of the monogram. Pictures attributed to the same hand share a common style characterized by fine drawings and by an unusual ability to depict figures in landscapes; the subject matter of these pictures, however, is sharply divided into those that depict religious subjects in landscapes and those that portray scenes in...

Master of the Brunswick Monogram

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
127 words

...of the Brunswick Monogram (active c. 1520–40 ). Netherlandish painter, named after a picture in the Herzog-Anton-Ulrich Museum in Brunswick of the Parable of the Great Supper (Luke 14). There is no agreement as to how the interlinked letters of the monogram should be read. A dozen or so small pictures have been attributed to the same hand; about half depict religious subjects in the open air, and most of the others are brothel scenes. The quality of the pictures is uniformly high. The artist’s observation of nature, his fine drawing, and his ability to...

Master of the Brunswick Monogram

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
119 words

...of the Brunswick Monogram (active c. 1520–40 ). Flemish artist named after a painting in the Herzog-Anton-Ulrich Museum in Brunswick of The Parable of the Great Supper (Luke 14). There is no agreement on how the monogram should be read. A dozen or so small pictures have been attributed to the same hand; about half depict religious subjects in the open air, and most of the others scenes in brothels. The artist's observation of nature, his fine drawing, and ability to integrate figures into a landscape make him an important forerunner of Pieter Bruegel...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
171 words

... • am , Amsterdam, Assam, Bram, cam, cham, cheongsam, clam, cram, dam, damn, drachm, dram, exam, femme, flam, gam, glam, gram, ham, jam, jamb, lam, lamb, mam, mesdames, Omar Khayyám, Pam, pram, pro-am, ram, Sam, scam, scram, sham, Siam, slam, Spam, swam, tam, tram, Vietnam, wham, yam • in memoriam • ad nauseam • iamb , Priam • grandam • Edam • goddam • quondam • Potsdam • cofferdam • Rotterdam • Oxfam • Birmingham • Abraham • logjam • CAD-CAM • minicam • Nicam • Eelam , Elam • flimflam • oriflamme • Suriname • ad personam • diazepam •...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
125 words

...of the Brunswick Monogram (active c .1520–40 ). Netherlandish painter , named after a picture in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum in Brunswick of the Parable of the Great Supper (Luke 14). There is no agreement as to how the interlinked letters of the monogram should be read. A dozen or so small pictures have been attributed to the same hand; about half depict religious subjects in the open air, and most of the others are brothel scenes. The quality of the pictures is uniformly high. The artist's observation of nature, his fine drawing, and ability to...

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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
109 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
92 words

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