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apograph

PRONUNCIATION:
(AP-uh-graf)

MEANING:
noun: A copy or a transcript.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek apo- (away, off, apart) + -graph (writing).

USAGE:
"This fragment first appeared in the Ricci apograph, a manuscript compiled almost entirely by a grandson of Machiavelli, Giuliano de Ricci."
Julia L Hairston; Skirting the Issue: Machiavelli's Caterina Sforza; Renaissance Quarterly (New York); Autumn 2000.

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