too in the
abbreviation indicating the praenomen is spelt in a
manner which does not agree with its pronunciation.
We also find columnas1 and consul spelt without an n,[p. 145]
while Subura when indicated by three letters is spelt
Suc.2 I could quote many other examples of this,
but I fear that I have already said too much on so
trivial a theme.
1columa is mentioned by the grammarian Pompeius as a
barbarism in the fifth century. cp. dimin. columella. Consul is abbreviated cos.
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