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This text is quite heavily abbreviated, and utilises some quite elaborate abbreviation marks. As well as the nomina sacra terms, there are various standard contractions. All the abbreviations in the text are shown here as you go through the various segments.

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Mozarabic liturgy, 10th century (British Library, add. ms. 30844) All images by permission of the British Library.

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