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Not sure that all those variants "count", but to my understating there are six of them to the word clipeus: clipeus clypeus clipeum clypeum clupeus clupeum Those different variations had raised several speculations in the ancient's minds with respect to the meaning and/or etymology of those different terms - even to extant of self-contraction (...


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I think your question has both Latin and typographical elements to it. You are correct in that Greek the letter sigma has two variants: ς, used only at the ends of words, and σ, used elsewhere which was then reflected in Latin cursive. In Old Latin cursive "the letter s was written as a vertical downstroke with a small curve at the end of it, and a ...


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