Titlo ( Greek τίτλος ) - a diacritical sign in the form of a wavy or zigzag line ( ◌҃ ), used in Greek , Latin and Cyrillic graphics to abbreviate words and indicate numerical values; at present it is preserved only in the Church Slavonic language .
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- 1 Use of the mark
- 2 Classification
- 3 See also
- 4 notes
- 5 Links
Use of the mark
Titlo was used to reduce the limited number of Slavic roots. Instead of “ God ”, for example, they wrote “ bg҃ ” under the title, instead of “ spoken ” - “ gloget ”. From about the 15th century, titlo in most spelling schools began to bear a special semiotic burden: under it began to be written almost exclusively designations of sacred concepts, and the same words indicating low concepts - completely (in storage): for example, a pagan god was indicated by the full spelling “god” without the title, and the Christian God in the abbreviated " Bg҃ " (cf. the use of a capital letter in a civilian letter). Often, especially in early printed texts, there is spelling under the title and the words "man." Moreover, the full spelling of the word without a title is characteristic, for example, of penitential prayers in the order of confession, which emphasizes the sinfulness of the penitent. Thus, writing with a title is a sign of the sacredness of a concept (in relation to a person - a sign of God's special love for a person, the meaning of a person in the eyes of God), writing it without a title dramatically changes the meaning of the concept to the semiotically opposite  .
Titlo also stood above the Cyrillic numerals .
In Russian cursive writing, some remote (superscript) letters with their own styles resembled a title and were often written without it. Among the most common remote letters is the lying “ rtsi ”, which itself has the appearance of a title, so the title was not placed above this letter.  In particular, this was characteristic of monetary amounts, when the underlying superscript “rts”, forming a letter combination ( ligature ) with the letter “ uk ”, was an abbreviation of the word “ ruble ”.
Cyrillic numeral "one"
Cyrillic numeral "four"
Replacing the title ligature "rtsy" and "uk" 
Writing the title of the word "Lord"
In Church Slavonic language there are distinguished titlo without external letters (simple) and with external letters (letter)  :
- A simple title is a superscript in the form of a tilde , used for abbreviated spelling of words, as well as for letter designation of numbers.
- Title letters - the general name of specially designed superscript letters, referred to by these letters. Spelling is necessary and most common are “verb-title”, “good-title”, “on-title”, “rtsy-title” and (most common) “word-title”  .
- Heraldry Title
- Tikhomirov M.N., Muravyov A.V. “Russian paleography” . M .: Higher school, 1966
- The mark of the ligature is given by L. V. Cherepnin “Russian Paleography” (inaccessible link) . M., 1956
- Alphabet of Faith. Titlo
- Glossary of Church Slavonic writing - Wikipedia
- A proposal for encoding literal titles in Unicode , including see section 11 for examples - reproductions of these publications with these signs.