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.
Instrument ŕ pointe sčche; Poinçon; Style; Stylet; Traçoir
Stilo, Stiletto; Punteruolo
Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).