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Italic  adj.  
1.
Relating to Italy or to its people.
2.
Applied especially to a kind of type in which the letters do not stand upright, but slope toward the right; so called because dedicated to the States of Italy by the inventor, Aldus Manutius, about the year 1500.
Italic languages, the group or family of languages of ancient Italy.
Italic order (Arch.), the composite order. See Composite.
Italic school, a term given to the Pythagorean and Eleatic philosophers, from the country where their doctrines were first promulgated.
Italic version. See Itala.






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"Italic" Quotes from Famous Books



... their arms to a certain measure, and advancing all in regular line, they often called out their name Ambrones, either to encourage one another or to terrify the Romans by this announcement. The Ligurians,[85] who were the first of the Italic people to go down to battle with them, hearing their shouts, and understanding what they said, responded by calling out their old national name, which was the same, for the Ligurians also call themselves Ambrones when they refer to their origin. Thus the shouts were ...
— Plutarch's Lives, Volume II • Aubrey Stewart & George Long

... in the king of France's library may be alleged in its favor; but the passage is omitted in the correct manuscript of Bologna, which the P. de Montfaucon ascribes to the sixth or seventh century (Diarium Italic. p. 489.) The taste of most of the editors (except Isaeus; see Lactant. edit. Dufresnoy, tom. i. p. 596) has felt the genuine style ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 2 • Edward Gibbon

... grandfather on the Body of the above-mentioned Mrs. Margaret Clark. But neither Speed, nor Baker, nor Selden, taking notice of it, I will not pretend to be positive; but desire that the letter may be reprinted, and what is here recovered may be in Italic. I am, SIR, ...
— The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - With Translations and Index for the Series • Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

... branching of its two chief stems when we turn to the other division of the Indo-Germanic languages. The Greco-Roman divided into the Thracian (Albano-Greek) and the Italo-Celtic. From the latter came the divergent branches of the Italic (Roman and Latin) in the south, and the Celtic in the north: from the latter have been developed all the British (ancient British, ancient Scotch, and Irish) and Gallic varieties. The ancient Aryan gave rise to the ...
— The Evolution of Man, V.2 • Ernst Haeckel

... an italic, the hickory descended. It fell about as regularly and after the fashion of the stick beating upon the bass drum during a funeral march. But the beast, although convinced that something serious was impending, did not consider a funeral march appropriate for the occasion. He protested, ...
— The Best American Humorous Short Stories • Various

... Italic emphases have been CAPITALIZED for emphasis, other italics, such as titles have been 'Placed in Single Quotes.' ...
— Anne Of Avonlea • Lucy Maud Montgomery

... and v, both capital and lower-case, is as in the original. The italic font used an unambiguous U, an unambiguous V— and, on three occasions, an "in-between" form that most closely resembles lower-case italic v, but here seems to be meant for U: [U]nkindness to her has taught her to torment ...
— Amadigi di Gaula - Amadis of Gaul • Nicola Francesco Haym

... Besides the Lives of Eugenius IV., (Rerum Italic. tom. iii. P. i. p. 869, and tom. xxv. p. 256,) the Diaries of Paul Petroni and Stephen Infessura are the best original evidence for the revolt of the Romans against Eugenius IV. The former, who lived at the time and on the spot, speaks the language of a citizen, equally ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 6 • Edward Gibbon

... Italic type, and the body of the tract consists of only the first part of Absalom and Achitophel, as ordinarily printed: allowing for misprints (which are tolerably numerous), the poem stands very much the same as in several common editions I have ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 55, November 16, 1850 • Various

... Italic text is enclosed between underscores (italics) and underlined text is enclosed between tilde characters ...
— A Christmas Posy • Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth

... of the Slavic population. The Magyars, or Hungarians, a people of eastern origin, and the main element of Hungarian population, number about 8,750,000. In addition there are several millions of Roumanian and Italic stock, and a considerable number of Jews and Gypsies. The inclusion of this heterogeneous population into one kingdom dates far back in medieval history, and it was not until 1867, as a consequence of a vigorous Hungarian demand, that Austria and Hungary became ...
— A History of The Nations and Empires Involved and a Study - of the Events Culminating in The Great Conflict • Logan Marshall

... refuge was had in the image of a deity at once of both sexes. Such avowedly were Mithras, Janus, Melitta, Cybele, Aphrodite, Agdistis; indeed nearly all the Syrian, Egyptian, and Italic gods, as well as Brahma, and, in the esoteric doctrine of the Cabala, even Jehovah, whose female aspect is represented by the "Shekinah." To this abnormal condition the learned have applied the adjectives epicene, androgynous, hermaphrodite, ...
— The Religious Sentiment - Its Source and Aim: A Contribution to the Science and - Philosophy of Religion • Daniel G. Brinton

... [41] The italic side heads and center heads throughout this letter appear in the margin of the original, and were made either by the archbishop himself ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XX, 1621-1624 • Various

... of the faithful, most of whom knew the psalms by heart. This first version is known as the Roman Psalter. It was soon deemed insufficient. St. Jerome once more set to work between 387 and 391, and published a second edition, more carefully and more extensively corrected, of the Italic version of the Psalms; it is called the Gallican Psalter, because it was adopted by the churches of Gaul. When he, later on, translated the Old Testament from the Hebrew, he published his third edition of the Psalms, the Hebraic Psalter. This version was a good one, but the faithful were ...
— The Divine Office • Rev. E. J. Quigley

... translations of the Old Testament books direct from the Hebrew were all adopted into the received Latin version, the Vulgate, except this of the Psalms. Here his earlier revision of the old Italic version on the basis of the Septuagint had become so firmly established in liturgical use that the translation from the Hebrew, though more exact, could not displace it. This appears to be the first ...
— Catalogue of the William Loring Andrews Collection of Early Books in the Library of Yale University • Anonymous



Words linked to "Italic" :   cursive script, Indo-European, face, italicise, Osco-Umbrian, longhand, Indo-Hittite, typeface, fount, case, Latin, Italic language, font



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