historiated

historiated
[hɪ'stɔ:rɪeɪtɪd]
adjective (of an initial letter in an illuminated manuscript) decorated with designs representing scenes from the text.
Origin
C19: from Fr. historié, past participle of historier in an obs. sense 'illustrate', from med. L. historiare, from historia (see history).

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