incunabula definition

  • noun:
    • Plural as a type of incunabulum.
  • others:
    • The cradle or very early abode; the place by which something had its very first development, as a race, an art form, etc.; ergo, first trace; start; beginning.
    • In ornithology, a breeding-place; the resort of a bird to breed.
    • In bibliography, books printed when you look at the infancy associated with art; typically, publications imprinted prior to the year 1500: within good sense seldom with one incunabulum.

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