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Examples of sigla in use in the Middle Ages:

  • A.D.Anno Domini
  • A.M.Ave Maria.
  • B.P.Beatus Paulus, Beatus Petrus.
  • CC.Carissimus (also plur. Carissimi), Clarissimus, Circum.
  • CL.VClarissimus vir.
  • D.Deus, Dominicus, Dominus, Dux. (plural: DD)
  • D.O.M.Deo Optimo Maximo.
  • D.N.Dominus noster.
  • D.N.PP.Dominus noster Papa.
  • D.V.Deus vult (God willing)
  • F.Filius or frater (plural: FF.)
  • I.C. or I.X.Jesus Christus.
  • I.D.N.In Dei nomine.
  • KK.Karissimus (or -mi).
  • MM.Magistri, Martyres, Matrimonium, Meritissimus.
  • O.F.M.Ordo Fratrum Minorum.
  • O.S.B.Ordo sancti Benedicti.
  • PP.Papa, Patres, Piissimus.
  • PS.Psalmus.
  • R.F.Rex Francorum.
  • RPRespublica.
  • R.P.D.Reverendissimus Pater Dominus.
  • RR.Reverendissimi.
  • S.Salutem or sanctus.
  • S.C.M.Sacra Caesarea Majestas.
  • S.M.E.Sancta Mater Ecclesia.
  • S.M.M.Sancta Mater Maria.
  • S.R.I.Sanctum Romanum Imperium.
  • SS.Subscripsi, sancti or sanctissimus.
  • S.V.Sanctitas Vestra, Sancta Virgo.
  • TT.Testamentum.
  • U.F.Felicissimus, Fratres, Pandectae (prob. for Gr. II).
  • V.Venerabilis, Venerandus.
  • V.G.Verbi gratia.
  • V.R.P.Vestra Reverendissima Paternitas.


Published - September 2008

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