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If you look closely, you will note that the 's' is in blackletter script. According to long-standing German printing tradition, German words are in blackletter, Latin words in Antiqua. The German word that 's' stands for, as in virtually every German lexicon or reference work, is "siehe," which means "see" (like 'cf' in English). In other ...


The "long s" is an abbreviation for "sive" ("or"). The author is giving two alternative names for "vinegar".

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