(adjective) relating to or written in majuscule letters (which resemble modern capitals); “uncial letters”
(noun) a style of orthography characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; found especially in Greek and Latin manuscripts of the 4th to 8th centuries
Source: WordNet® 3.1
uncial (comparative more uncial, superlative most uncial)
(rare) Of or relating to an ounce, or an inch, especially to letters printed an inch high.
uncial (not comparable)
Of or relating to a majuscule style of writing with unjoined, rounded letters, originally used in the 4th–9th centuries.
uncial (plural uncials)
A style of writing using uncial letters.
A letter in this style.
A manuscript in this style.
• Lucian, Lucina
Un"cial, a. Etym: [L. uncialis amounting to the twelfth part of a
pound or a foot, from uncia the twelfth part of a pound or of a foot,
an ounce, an inch: cf. F. oncial. See Inch a measure.]
Definition: Of, pertaining to, or designating, a certain style of letters
used in ancient manuscripts, esp. in Greek and Latin manuscripts. The
letters are somewhat rounded, and the upstrokes and downstrokes
usually have a slight inclination. These letters were used as early
as the 1st century b. c., and were seldom used after the 10th century
a. d., being superseded by the cursive style.
Definition: An uncial letter.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition