Talk:Lacuna

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I don't think this needs to be moved to Wiktionary. Notice that a number of Wikipedia pages link to this one. It is now a stub, but that could change. Michael Hardy 03:13, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

If it could grow then I would agree with you, that it shouldn't move. Can you give me some idea why it could grow? Thanks. Sander123 12:39, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Because it's an important topic in the study of old manuscripts by historians. Michael Hardy 23:43, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

There could also be a list of notable lacunae, where we would love to know what is missing for a better understanding of the text...I can't think of any notable examples off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are some. Adam Bishop 23:49, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Lacunae were recently the subject of one of my quizzes in histology. I changed the name of the section from Anatomy to Histology as it is a feature commonly studied as a tissue.

Usage example[edit]

What does this mean? "This sentence contains 20 words, and […] missing". If it's talking about another sentence, the actual lacuna would be identified in that sentence, so this is not a good example. If it's talking about itself, it's poor grammar, and the self-reference is a bit confusing.

Could somebody clarify it, or come up with another example?

--Mark 83.151.192.197 12:19, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

In archaeology and monument preservation?[edit]

In the anastylosis article: "New construction for the sake of filling in apparent lacunae is not allowed". If this is a commonly-used term, perhaps it should be added here? Experts (or at least, people who have heard of the word in this context before today, unlike myself)?