Enigma, a database developed by the Digital Humanities program of the CIHAM - UMR 5648 research center at CNRS- Université Lyon 2-EHESS- ENS de Lyon- Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vlaucluse- Université Lyon 3, was designed to help scholars decipher difficult to read words in medieval Latin manuscripts.
"If you type the letters you can read and add wildcards, Enigma
will list the possible Latin forms, drawing from its database of more than 400,000 forms.
Nota bene: Enigma
does NOT solve abbreviations. To do so, you can resort to A. Cappelli's famous dictionary, available online (ed. Milan, 1912
, and ed. Leipzig, 1928
). If you cannot resolve an abbreviation, replace it by a wildcard in your Enigma
query. . . ."