Definitions for "Uncial"
Of, pertaining to, or designating, a certain style of letters used in ancient manuscripts, esp. in Greek and Latin manuscripts. The letters are somewhat rounded, and the upstrokes and downstrokes usually have a slight inclination. These letters were used as early as the 1st century b. c., and were seldom used after the 10th century a. d., being superseded by the cursive style.
An uncial letter.
The name of a family of scripts. Originally an early Greek script with rudimentary ascenders from which a Late Roman script was derived. The name, meaning "inch high" was attributed to St. Jerome who thought such a large script wasted parchment.