Definition of Aldine in English:


Line breaks: Al¦dine
Pronunciation: /ˈaldʌɪn


  • Relating to the Italian printer Aldus Manutius, or to certain display typefaces.
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    • In his long commentary on the adage ‘Festina Lente’ (Make haste slowly), Erasmus described the genesis and significance of the anchor and dolphin in the Aldine colophon.
    • In the Aldine engravings Abydos passes from the crescent to the cross.
    • The Aldine dolphin-and-anchor device, introduced in 1501-2, is perhaps the most famous of all printers' devices.


early 19th century: from Latin Aldinus, from Aldus, the printer's given name.

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