Definition of Aldine in English:


Syllabification: Al·dine
Pronunciation: /ˈôlˌdīn, -ˌdēn


  • Of or relating to the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius, or to the books printed by him, or to certain styles of display types.
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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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