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STEVE
08 December 2006, 04:41 AM
Ran across a new abbreviation that might be of interest:

fl.

floruit

v.

Used in conjunction with a specific period or set of dates to indicate when a particular historical figure lived, worked, or was most active.

And I'd always thought it stood for 'floor' or 'fluid'!

STEVE

dfilpus
08 December 2006, 09:47 AM
Informally, fl. can be an abbreviation of "flourished".

marnen
08 December 2006, 01:03 PM
Yup. This is a case where the abbreviation is technically from the Latin, but could just as well stand for the English (kind of like "s." for "shilling", which really comes from Lat. "solidus").