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word of the day : incunabulum

incunabulum \ in-kyoo-NAB-yuh-luhm \ , noun;

1. The earliest stages or first traces of anything.
2. Extant copies of books produced in the earliest stages (before 1501) of printing from movable type.

Quotes:
Somewhere in the incunabulum of time the New Year lay awaiting birth. Outside, in the dark, and with none to call it friend, the old year was fading into death. -- Edwin Markham, The real America in romance, Volume 12

Every sane soul is an incunabulum -- David Graham, The grammar of philosophy: a study of scientific method

Origin:
Incunabulum derives, in the early printing press industry, from the Latin incuna , "to place a baby in a cradle."
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