initial P (calligraphy)



  • Chronologically first, early; of or pertaining to the beginning, cause or origin.
  • Spatially first, placed at the beginning, in the first position; especially said of the first letter of a word.


  • The first letter of a word or a name.
  • In plural, the first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit.
  • A distinguished initial letter of a chapter or section of a document.
  • onset, part of a syllable that precedes the syllable nucleus in phonetics and phonology.



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  • From Middle French initial or straightway from its Latin etymon initiālis, from initium, from inire, from in + ire.

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