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Lists of Abbreviations

Below are lists of educational, professional and military abbreviations used in the University of Glasgow WWI Roll of Honour, the University of Glasgow WWII Roll of Honour, the Graduates to 1914 pages and the biographies of professors and officers of the university.

Addison's Roll of Graduates contains abbreviated personal names, place names, professional, religious and military titles, qualifications, societies and other descriptive words used in the short graduate biographies which can be found on graduate record cards from 1727-1914. The list of abbreviations below was compiled by Addison himself and is a mixture of English and Latin. Where known English translations have been inserted in brackets.

  • A.D.: Anno Domini (in the year of our lord)
  • A.D.C. : Aide-de-camp
  • A.I.C.E.: Associate of the Institute of Civil Engineers
  • A.M.S.: Army Medical Staff
  • A.R.A.: Associate of the Royal Academy
  • A.R.C.A.: Assocaite of the Royal Cambrian Academy
  • A.R.S.A.: Associate Royal Scottish Academy
  • A.R.W.S.: Associate Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours
  • Aberdon.: Aberdonia
  • Abrah.: Abraham
  • Acad., etc.: Academia (Academy)
  • ad.sigil. Reg. Scribæ: ad sigillum Regis Scribe (writer to the seal of the King/royal seal
  • Adi.: Adami (Adam)
  • Adams.: Adamus (Adam)
  • ag., agric., etc. : Agricola (farmer)
  • Al.: Alexander
  • Amer., etc.: America
  • Anat.: Anatomia (Anatomy)
  • And.: Andreas (Andrew)
  • Ang. etc.: Anglus; Anglo (English)
  • ap : apud (at)
  • ar., arm., etc.: armiger (armour bearer)
  • Arch.: Archibaldus (Archibald); architectus
  • archidid.: Archididascalus (chief teacher/instructor)
  • archit.: Architectus (Architect)
  • argent.: Argentums (silver); argentarius (banker, money changer)
  • Argylesh.: Argyleshire
  • art., artif., etc.: artificis (craftsman)
  • aur.: Auratus (golden, gilded)
  • Austral. : Australis (Southern)
  • Ayrsh.: Ayrshire
  • B.N.I.: Bengal Native Infantry
  • Bar.: Baronettus
  • Bar. Prim.: Baronia Primarii (Principal Barony)
  • Bar., Baron.: Baronia; Barony
  • Bart.: Baronet
  • Be. Benj.: Benjaminus (Benjamin)
  • Beds.: Bedfordshire
  • Berks: Berkshire
  • Biblop., biblip: bibliopola (bookseller)
  • Bot., Botan. : Botanices (Botanics, Botany)
  • Br. Johnston: Johnstone Bridge
  • Brit. Britan.: Britannicus
  • burg.: Burgh
  • C. : Comitatus (County)
  • C.B.: Companion of the Bath
  • C.E.: Civil Engineer
  • C.I.E.: Companion of the Indian Empire
  • C.M.: Chirurgiæ Magister (Master of Surgery)
  • C.M.G.: Companion of St, Michael and St. George
  • C.S.: Clerk to the Signet
  • C.S.I.: Companion of the Star of India
  • C.V.O.: Companion of the Royal Victorian Order
  • C.W.: Canada West
  • Cn.: Comitatu (County)
  • Camb.: Cambridge
  • Camb. Hib.: Cambro Hibernus (Irish-of Welsh descent)
  • Camber.: Cambriensis (of Wales, Welsh)
  • Can.: Cancellarius (Chancellor)
  • Cantab., etc.: Cantabrigia (Canterbury)
  • Capt.: Captain
  • Car.: Carolus (Charles)
  • caupon.: Cauponis (shopkeeper)
  • cervis.: Cervisiæ (beer)
  • Chas.: Charles
  • Chem.: Chemistry
  • Chir., etc.: Chirurgus (surgeon)
  • Christoph., etc.: Christophorus (Christopher)
  • civ.: civilis (citizen); civitate
  • civ.: civitate (citizenship)
  • Clau.: Claudius
  • Clyd., etc.: Clydesdalia (Clydesdale)
  • Co.: County ; Company
  • coact: coactor (collector)
  • Col.: Colonel
  • Coll.: Collegium ; Colonel
  • Colleg.: Collegium (college)
  • Com., Comit., etc.: Comitatu (County)
  • comp.: computation (computation)
  • Cons. Prim.: Consul Primarius (First Consul)
  • consult.: Consultus (skilled)
  • cr.: created
  • Cust., etc.: custodia (watch)
  • D.: Dominus (Master, lord); Doctor
  • D.A.G.: Deputy-Adjutant-General
  • D.A.Q.M.G.: Deputy-Assistant-Quartermaster-General
  • D.L.: Deputy Lieutenant
  • D.P.H.: Diplomate in Public Health
  • D.R.V.: Dunbartonshire Rifle Volunteers
  • D.S.O.: Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
  • D.V. Ministri.: Dei Verbi Ministri (Minister of the word of God)
  • Dni.: Domini (Master, lord)
  • Dr.: Doctor
  • Dan.: Daniel
  • Dav.: David
  • Dec.: Decanus (Dean)
  • dec., decim.: Decimus (tenth)
  • def., defunct.,: defunctus (discharged, deceased)
  • Deid., Deidan: Deidonia
  • dict.: Dicta (spoken)
  • didasc: didascalus (teacher)
  • Die. Merc.: Die mercurii (Wednesday)
  • Div.: Divinus (divine)
  • Doc., etc.: Doctor
  • Dom.: Dominus (Master, lord)
  • Dug.: Dugaldus (Dougal)
  • Dumbn., etc.: Dumbarton
  • Dun., Dunc.: Duncanus (Duncan)
  • E. : East
  • E.C.: East Central
  • E.H.Pr.: Ecclesiasticæ Historiæ Professor (Professor of Ecclesiastical History)
  • E.P.: English Presbyterian
  • E.U.: Evangelical Union
  • ead.: Eadem (at the same time, likewise)
  • Ebenr.: Ebenezer
  • Eborac.: Eboracum (York)
  • Eccl., Ecles.: Ecclesia (congregation/church)
  • Ed., Edin., etc.: Edinburgh
  • Edw.: Edward
  • Engd.: England
  • Eph.: Ephraim
  • Eq.: Eques (horseman, cavalry)
  • Esq.: Esquire
  • Eth.: Ethices
  • exer., exercit.: Exercitus (disciplined, troubled)
  • exp.: Experimental (experimental)
  • F. : filius (son), Fort
  • F.C.: Free Church
  • F.C.S.: Fellow of the Chemical Society
  • F.E.I.S.: Fellow of the Educational Institute of Scotland
  • F.F.P.S.G.: Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • F.G.S.: Fellow of the Geological Society
  • F.I.C.: Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry
  • F.I.D.: Fellow of the Institute of Directors
  • F.L.S.: Fellow of the Linnæan Society
  • f.m.: filius maximus (first/eldest son)
  • F.R.A.S.: Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • F.R.C.P.: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • F.R.C.S.: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • F.R.C.S.I.: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • F.R.G.S.: Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • F.R.I.B.A.: Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects
  • F.R.S.: Fellow of the Royal Society
  • F.R.S.E.: Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • F.S.A.: Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
  • F.S.A.Scot.: Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • F.Z.S.: Fellow of the Zoological Society.
  • Ft.: Fort
  • fab.: Faber (craftsman)
  • ferr.: Ferrum (iron); ferrarius (iron worker)
  • Fif.: Fife
  • Fifesh.: Fifeshire
  • fil.: Filius (son)
  • Fisc.: Fisci (Fiscal)
  • Fran., etc.: Franciscus (Frances)
  • Freds.: Fredericus (Frederick)
  • G.: Glottiana (Clyde)
  • G.C.B.: Knight Grand Cross of the Bath
  • G.C.I.E.: Knight Grand Commander of the Indian Empire
  • G.C.M.G.: Knight Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George
  • G.C.V.O.: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  • G.L.P.: Græcæ Linguæ Professor (Professor of Greek Language)
  • Gallov., etc.: Gallovidia (Galloway)
  • gen.: generosi (noble)
  • gent.: gentleman
  • Geo., etc.: Georgius (George)
  • Gil., Gilberts.: Gilbertus (Gilbert)
  • Gl., Glas., etc.: Glasgow
  • Gorb.: Gorbals
  • Græc.: Græcæ (Greek)
  • Gual., etc.: Gaulterus (Walter)
  • Gub.: Gubernator (Governor)
  • Gul., etc.: Gulielmus (William)
  • H. Ec. Prof., etc.: Historiæ Ecclesiasticæ Professor (Professor of Ecclesiastical History)
  • H.B.M.: His (or Her) Britannic Majesty
  • H.E.I.C.: Honourable East India Company
  • H.H.P.: Historiarum Professor (Professor of History)
  • H.L.: Humaniorum Litterarum (Latin/Latin literature)
  • H.L.P.: Humaniorum Litterarum (Professor of Latin/Latin literature)
  • H.M.: His (or Her) Majesty
  • H.R.H.: His (or Her) Royal Highness
  • Hants.: Hampshire
  • Hen.: Henricus (Henry)
  • Herts.: Hertfordshire
  • Hib., etc.: Hibernus (Irish)
  • His. Nat. Prof: Historiæ Naturalia Professor (Professor of Natural History)
  • Hist.: Historiæ (History)
  • Hist. Civ. Professoria.: Historiæ Civilis Professor (Professor of Civil Law)
  • Hist. Eccles.: Historiæ Ecclesiasticæ (Ecclesiastical History)
  • Hon.: Honourable
  • Honbilis., etc.: Honorabilis (mark of respect)
  • Horticult: horticultor (gardener)
  • Hu., Hug.: Hugo (Hugh)
  • Hum.: Humaniorum (Latin/Latin literature)
  • Hyb.: Hybernus (Irish)
  • I.M.S.: Indian Medical Service
  • I.P.: Irish Presbyterian
  • Ind. Occid.: Indos Occidentales (West Indies)
  • Ind. Orient: Indos Orientales (East Indies)
  • ins.: Insula (Island)
  • Invern.: Inverness
  • J.C.D.: Juris Civilis Doctor (Doctor of Civil Law)
  • J.P.: Justice of the Peace
  • J.U.P.: Juris Utriusque Professor (Professor of Canon and Civil Law)
  • jr.: junior
  • Js.: James
  • Ja., Jac., etc.: Jacobus (James)
  • Jam., Jams.: James
  • Jcti.: Jurisconsulti (lawyer)
  • Jo., Joa., etc.: Joannes (John)
  • Jon.: John
  • Joana.: Jonathan
  • Joh., Johan. etc.: Johannes (John)
  • Jos.: Josephus (Joseph); Josias
  • Josi.: Josephi
  • Josh: Joshua
  • Ju., Jud.: Judicium (trial)
  • junr., jur.: junior
  • Juriscons., etc.: Jurisconsultus (lawyer)
  • Just.: Justitia (justice)
  • K.C.B.: Knight Commander of the Bath
  • K.C.I.E.: Knight Commander of the Indian Empire
  • K.C.M.G.: Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George
  • K.C.S.I.: Knight Commander of the Star of India
  • K.C.V.C.: Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  • K.H.: Knight of Hanover
  • K.T.: Knight of the Order of the Thistle
  • Kilbarch.: Kilbarchan
  • Kild.: Kilda
  • Kilmarn.: Kilmarnock
  • Kirkint.: Kirkintilloch
  • L.: Londoniana (London)
  • L.A.V.: Lanarkshire Artillery Volunteers
  • L.F.P.S.G.: Licentiate of the faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • L.H.P.: Litterarum Humaniorum Professor (Professor of Latin/Latin literature)
  • L.M.: Licentiate in Midwifery
  • L.M.S.: London Missionary Society
  • L.P.: Logicæ Professor (Professor of Logic)
  • L.R.C.P.: Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians
  • L.R.C.S.: Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • L.R.V.: Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers
  • L.S.A.: Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries
  • L.Th.: Licentiate in Theology
  • Lachl.: Lachlan ; Lachlanus
  • Lan., Lanarks., etc.: Lanark, Lanarkshire
  • Lancæ., Lancast.: Lancastriæ (of Lancashire)
  • Lancs.: Lancashire
  • lapacid.: Lapicida (stonecutter, quarryman)
  • lapid., etc.: lapidarius (stonecutter, quarryman)
  • Laur.: Laurence
  • Leg. Doctoris: Legum Doctoris (Doctor of Law)
  • Leg.Scot.: Legis Scotiæ (Scottish Law)
  • Leic.: Leicester
  • Lic.: Licentiate
  • Lic. Theol.: Licentiate in Theology
  • Lieut.: Lieutenant
  • lig., lign: lignum (wood); lignarius (carpenter)
  • Lincs.: Lincolnshire
  • Ling. Græc. Prof.: Linguæ Græcæ Professor (Professor of Greek Language)
  • Ling. Orient.: Linguarum Orientalum (Oriental languages)
  • Linlith.: Linlithgow
  • LL.GG.: Litterarum Græcarum (Greek Literature)
  • LL.HH.P. : Litterarum Humaniorum Professor (Professor of Latin)
  • LL.OO.P.: Linguarum Orientalum Professor (Professor of Oriental Languages)
  • LL.P.: Legum Professor (Professor of Law)
  • Log.: Logica (Logic)
  • Lon., etc.: London
  • Ludim., etc. ; Lud. Magist.: Ludimagister (master of games, sportsmaster)
  • M.: Monsieur; maximus ; magister (master); medical
  • M.A.O.: Master of Obstetrics
  • M.F.P.S.G.: Member of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • M.I. (or Inst.) N.A.: Member of the Institute of Naval Architects
  • M.Inst.C.E.: Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers
  • M.L.A.: Member of the Legislative Centre
  • M.L.C.: Member of the Legislative Council
  • M.le.Bone: Marylebone
  • M.P.: Member of Parliament; Professor of Medicine
  • M.R.C.P.: Member of the Royal College of Physicians
  • M.R.C.S.: Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • M.R.C.S.E.: member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • M.R.I.: Member of the Royal Institute
  • M.R.I.A.: Member of the Royal Irish Academy
  • Mri., Mrit.: Magistri (master)
  • Mag.: Magnus
  • Mag. Britt.: Magna Brittania (Great Britain)
  • mag., magist., etc.: magister (master)
  • maj.: Major (greater)
  • Mass.: Massachusetts
  • Mat. Med.: Materia Medica
  • Math., Matt., etc.: Matthew
  • max. etc.: maximus (greatest)
  • Med.: Medicine; Medica ; Medicus
  • Med. Doc.: Medicinæ Doctor (Doctor of Medicine)
  • mensur.: Mensurator (measurer, surveyor)
  • mer., merc., etc.: Mercator (merchant)
  • Merc. (Die Merc.): Mercurii (Wednesday)
  • Mich.: Michael
  • Mil.: Militaris (military man/soldier))
  • Milcom. etc.: Milcolumbus
  • milit.: Militis (soldier)
  • min.: minor (smaller, youngest)
  • min., minim., etc.: minimus (smallest, youngest)
  • mol.: Molendinarius (Molendinar Burn, Glasgow)
  • Mon.: Monmouth
  • Mor.: Moralis (moral)
  • MS.: manuscript
  • Muirav.S.: Muiravonside
  • muncip.: municipalis ; municipium
  • Mus. Mag.: Musicæ Magister (Master of Music)
  • Mus.Doct.: Musicæ Doctor (Doctor of Music)
  • Music. Institoris.: Musicæ Institor (Music agent)
  • N.: New ; North ; natu
  • N.B.: Nota Bene
  • N.I.: native Infantry
  • N.J.: New Jersey
  • N.S.: New South; New Style; Nova Scotia
  • N.S.W.: New South Wales
  • N.W.: North West
  • N.Y.: New York
  • N.Z.: New Zealand
  • Na.: Natus (birth)
  • Nat.: Naturalis (by birth, natural son of); natu
  • Nig.: Nigellius (Nigel)
  • non.: Nonus (ninth)
  • Northumber.: Northumberland
  • Nov.: Novus (New)
  • O.: Old
  • O.M.: Order of Merit
  • O.S.: Original Secession
  • Occid: Occidentales (West)
  • oct.: octavus (eighth)
  • Ont.: Ontario
  • op.: oppido (exactly, precisely)
  • oper.: Operarii (labourer)
  • operat.: Operatoris (worker)
  • opif., etc.: opificis (worker, mechanic, artist)
  • Opp. Pub. Inspec: Operum Publicorum Inspector (Inspector of Public Workers)
  • Orient.: Orientales (East)
  • Oxf.: Oxford
  • Oxon.: Oxoniensis (of Oxford)
  • Pædag.: Pædagogus (educator)
  • P.: Parish; Port; Professor
  • P.C.: Privy Councillor
  • P.J.C.: Professor Juris Civilis (Professor of Civil Law)
  • P.M.O.: Principal Medical Officer
  • P.N.P.: Philosophiæ Naturalis Professor (Professor of Natural Philosophy)
  • P.P.: Philosophiæ Professor (Professor of Philosophy)
  • P.Q.: Province of Quebec
  • Pis. Eth.: Professoris Ethices (Professor of Ethics)
  • Pa.: Pennsylvania
  • Par., etc.: Parochia (parish)
  • Past.: Pastoris (shepherd, herdsmen)
  • Pat., etc.: Patricius (Patrick)
  • Penn.: Pennsylvania
  • Perthens: Perthensis (of Perth)
  • Perthsh.: Perthshire
  • Pet.: Petrus (Peter)
  • Ph.D.: Philosophiæ Doctor (Doctor of Philosophy)
  • Phil.: Philosophia (Philosophy)
  • Phil. Mor.: Philosophia Moralis (Moral Philosophy)
  • Physic.: Physices (Physics)
  • Pisc. Inspect.: Piscatuum Inspector (Inspector of fish/fishing)
  • pist.: Pistor (baker)
  • Port. Reg.: Portitoris Regis (carrier, bearer, ferryman, sailor)
  • prædic.: Prædicta (previously mentioned)
  • Præf., etc.: Præfectus (director, governor)
  • Pr., Prof., etc.: Professor
  • prim.: Primarius (principal)
  • primog: primogenitus (firstborn)
  • Procurat. Fisc.: Procuratoris Fisci (Procurator Fiscal)
  • Prov.: Providence
  • Provid.: Providence
  • public: publicus (public)
  • Q.M.G.: Quatermaster-General
  • q.v.: quod vide
  • Quæs.: Quæstor (Treasurer)
  • quart.: Quartus (fourth)
  • quint.: Quintus (fifth)
  • quon., etc.: quondam (once, formerly)
  • R.A.: Royal Artillery
  • R.A.M.C.: Royal Army Medical Corps
  • R.B.A.: Royal Society of British Artists
  • R.E.: Royal Engineers
  • R.I.: Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; Royal Irish
  • R.M.S.: Royal Mail Steamer
  • R.N.: Royal Navy
  • R.O.I.: Royal Institute of Oil Painters
  • R.P.: Reformed Presbyterian
  • R.S.A.: Royal Scottish Academy
  • R.U.I.: Royal University of Ireland
  • Rdi.: Reverendi
  • Redit. Pub.: Reditus Publicus (public revenue)
  • Reg.: Regis (of the King)
  • Reg. Britt., etc.: Regis Brittaniæ (of the King of Britain)
  • Regim., etc.: Regiment
  • Ren., etc.: Renfrew
  • Renfrewsh.: Renfrewshire
  • Rev., etc.: Reverendus (Reverend)
  • Rhet.: Rhetorices (Rhetoric)
  • Richd.: Richard
  • Rob., etc.: Robertus (Robert)
  • S.: Saint ; Shire ; Side ; South ; Student
  • S.C.: South Carolina
  • S.E.: South East
  • S.S.: Steam Ship
  • S.S.C.: Solicitor before the Supreme Court of Scotland
  • S.S.T.D.: Sacro-Sanctæ Theologiæ Doctor (Holy Doctor of Theology)
  • S.S.T.P.: Sacro-Sanctæ Theologiæ Professor (Holy Professor of Theology)
  • S.T.D.: Sacræ Theologiæ Professor (Holy Professor of Theology)
  • S.W.: South West
  • Scti.: Sancti (Saint)
  • St.: Street; Student; Saint
  • Sta.: Sancta (Saint)
  • Sti.: Sancti (Saint)
  • Sam., etc.: Samuel
  • Sanct. Kild.: Sancta Kilda (Saint Kilda)
  • Sc. Hib., etc.: Scoto Hibernus (Irish of Scottish descent)
  • sc., scil.: Scilicet (it is evident, certainly)
  • Sco.: Scotus (Scottish)
  • Scribæ SS.: Scribæ Signeto (Scribe Signet)
  • Script.: Scriptor (writer)
  • Scriptoris SS.: Scriptoris Signeto (Clerk/ Writer to the Signet)
  • sculpt: sculptura (sculpture)
  • sec.: secundus (second)
  • Sec. Veterem comp.: Secundum Veterem computationem
  • sept.: septimus (seventh)
  • septent: septentrionalis (northern)
  • seq.: sequential (sequence, that which follows)
  • Sereniss.: Serenissimus (fairest, brightest)
  • sext.: Sextus (sixth)
  • Sh.: Shire
  • SS. (with Scribæ or Scriptoria): Signeto (to the Signet)
  • Staffs.: Staffordshire
  • Ster., Str., etc.: Sterlinensis (of Stirling)
  • Stir.: Stirling
  • struct.: Structor (carpenter, mason)
  • Sub.: Suburbana (suburban)
  • sup., supr.: Supra (above)
  • suprad., etc.: supradicta (mentioned above)
  • sut. vest.: Sutoria vestiarii (clothes/shoes seller)
  • T.C.D.: Trinity College Dublin
  • ter., etc.: tertius (third)
  • tex: textoris (weaver)
  • Th.D., Theol. Doc.: Theologiæ Doctor (Doctor of Theology)
  • Theor.: Theory
  • Therap.: Thrapeutices (therapeutics)
  • Tho., etc.: Thomas
  • Trans.: Transforthana (Across the Forth)
  • trib.: Tributum (tribute, contribution)
  • typograph.: Typographi (printer)
  • U.F.: United Free
  • U.P.: United Presbyterian
  • U.S.A.: United States of America
  • un., unic.: Unicus (one, only)
  • Univ., etc.: University
  • ur., urd.: Urbs (city)
  • v.: vice; vico; viri (of a man)
  • V. Gub.: Vice-Gubernator (Vice-Governor)
  • V.B.: Volunteer Brigade
  • V.D.P.: Verbi Dei Prædicator (Minister of the Word of God)
  • V.P.: Vice-President
  • V.R., etc. : Viri Reverendi (of a Reverend man)
  • V.S.: Veterinary Surgeon
  • Vect. Coact: Vectigalium Coactor (Collector of Taxes)
  • Vectigal. Curatoris: Vectigalium Curatoris (Manager, Superintendent of Taxes)
  • vest.: vestiarius (clothes-dealer)
  • Vet.: Vetus (old, former)
  • Veterin.: Veterinarii (veterinary)
  • Vic.: Vico; Vice
  • Vic. Can.: Vice-Cancellarius (Vice-Chancellor)
  • Vicecom.: Vice-Comitatu
  • W.: West
  • W.I.: West Indies
  • W.S.: Writer to the Signet
  • Will., etc.: William
  • Wilts.: Wiltshire
  • Yorks.: Yorkshire