Stylus

A pointed implement, generally of metal or bone, used for writing on wax tablets. A stylus can also be used for pricking and ruling a manuscript. Some styli have triangular heads which, when heated, are used to smooth wax for reuse.


Michelle Brown
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    مِنحت ;منفذ

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    Instrument ŕ pointe sčche; Poinçon; Style; Stylet; Traçoir

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    Stilo, Stiletto; Punteruolo

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    Estilo; Punzón

Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).