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.
From (universal) by shortening
* 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.
(typography, calligraphy) Ornamental letter that begins a section
* (ornamental letter) drop cap, initial