suspension stroke (wavy)
Image: Wavy-3B23p44b.png
[File] Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 3 B 23 (1227) = Tallaght manuscript [s. xv2], p. 44b

Represents in Irish: □()r / □ir / □er / □ar / ir□ (in the scribe's mind or in normalised spelling)
Build type: Component
Notational device: » Allograph
Position: Superscript
Type of symbol: Symbol
Allograph of:
> Susp2.png Susp-stroke-from-LU.png suspension stroke
 » U+0305
Represents: » □n, □(), n□, ()□

Comments: The unusual wavy shape of this suspension stroke (an allograph of the common suspension stroke) is found in the part of the Tallaght manuscript (RIA MS 3 B 23) that contains the Monastery of Tallaght and Apgitir chrábaid. It often occurs over the letter t, following the wavy shape of its headstroke. See the example below. Cf. E. J. Gwynn • Walter J. Purton, ‘The monastery of Tallaght’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 29 C (1911–1912): 120.
Represents: » In Irish: □()r / □ir / □er / □ar / ir□
Frequency: rare
See also
Examples in context: Examples in other contexts, if available
> Tar-3B23p44b.png t with suspension stroke (wavy)
Represents: » tar, tir, ter, irt (Irish)  » Notational device: Superscript symbol
Entries related in meaning: Possible equivalents matching one of the values in the transcription above, if available
> Crossstrokethroughdescender.png cross stroke (subscript)
Represents: » □(), □()r, (miscellaneous) (Irish) 
> E-super-23P12f250r.png e (superscript)
Represents: » □er, □re, □e (Irish) » □er, □re, □e (Latin) 
> Er-1.png er (vertical tilde or 'flame')
 » U+033E
Represents: » □er, □ear, □r (Irish) 
> I-superscript-ang.png i (superscript), angular variant
Represents: » □ri, □ir (Irish) » □ri, □ir (Latin) 
> Ar-air-23O48f2rb23.png suspension stroke (sinuous)
Represents: » □ar, □air (Irish) 

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