Per cola et commata
A text layout in which each major sense unit (clause or phrase) starts on a new line.
A text layout in which each major sense unit (clause or phrase) starts on a new line. The technique was promulgated by Jerome in conjunction with his Vulgate translation of the Bible and was widely used in Bible manuscripts of the early Middle Ages, before the advent of consistent word separation and the more elaborate punctuation schemes of later centuries.
- French:Per cola et commata
- German:per cola et commata ("nach Stücken und Sinnabschnitten")
- Italian:Per cola et commata
- Spanish:Per cola et commata
Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007), 82-93.