Chronogram #general

Ury Link <uryl@...>

David Ziants wrote:
Having a close look at some of the inscriptions, the commentary mentions
occassionaly the use of a "chronogram". I did not find this word in a pocket
dictionary I happen to have, possibly because this dictionary is American
English. The context of the word here, seems to indicate that this refers
to a specific kind of a "gemmatria" (*) which gives the year that the
person passed away.>>

Find in the "Britannica" about Chronogram. : an inscription, sentence, or phrase in which certain
letters express a date or epoch

He had to be able to handle chronograms, codes based on
the numerical values of a phrase or verse, which, when understood, gave the date
of some relevant event. Later writers sometimes supplied the date of a book's
compilation by hiding a chronogram in its title.

Best regards
Ury Link

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