Versal vs Hersal - What's the difference?

versal | hersal |


As nouns the difference between versal and hersal

is that versal is (typography|calligraphy) ornamental letter that begins a section while hersal is (obsolete|nonce) rehearsal.

As an adjective versal

is (obsolete) universal.

versal

English

Etymology 1

From (universal) by shortening

Adjective

(head)
  • (obsolete) Universal
  • * c. 1595 , , Act IV, Scene 4.
  • I'll warrant you, when I say so, she looks as pale as any clout in the versal world.

    Etymology 2

    (en)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (typography, calligraphy) Ornamental letter that begins a section
  • Synonyms
    * (ornamental letter) drop cap, initial

    See also

    * (Initial)

    Anagrams

    * * * * * * ----

    hersal

    English

    Noun

  • (obsolete, nonce) rehearsal
  • (Spenser)
    (Webster 1913)