• Graphy


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    (plural graphies)
    1. A particular spelling or written form, in the context of the French language.
      • 1939, Mildred Katharine Pope, Studies in French Language and Mediaeval Literature (page 221)The scribe of the Oxford M.S. of the Roland on several occasions employs a graphy ol or ul to spell the French developments of nepotem, nepotes; this graphy is not etymological ...
      • 1974, E. Einhorn, Old French: A Concise Handbook (page 13)Since ö could be spelt eu, ue, oe (§§ 11.8, 12.2) these graphies were at times confused, thus peut or poet for puet.
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