A group of leaves formed from a folded sheet or sheets, sewn through the fold to form a 'booklet.' One or more quires bound together make up a codex. English manuscript descriptions use the terms "quire" and "gathering" interchangeably.

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    cahier; quaternion

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    quaderno; fascicolo

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Bernhard Bischoff, Latin Palaeography (Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 20-24.

Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007), 14-17.

Adam Gacek, Arabic Manuscripts (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2009), 210-213. 

Elpidio Mioni, Introduzione alla paleografia greca (Padova: Liviana, 1973), 35. 

William Wright (ed.), Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum Acquired since the Year 1838, vol. 3 (reprint: Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2002), xxvi.