tironian

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Tironian
of or pertaining to Marcus Tullius Tiro, Cicero's scribe and namesake, 1828, esp. in ref. to the Tironian Notes (L. notæ Tironianæ), a system of shorthand said to have been invented by him (see ampersand).
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