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Re: Yet another explanation for dain daiin...

Piglia vitriolo Romano on iiij salnitrio on iij limatura achi

Perhaps I should also add the painfully obvious observation that "iiij" upside down looks a lot like EVA "iiin", with the tail of the (inverted) "j" looping up and back over the preceding "i" strokes.

Here's a speculation: perhaps because of the rarity of measures greater than 4 ounces in these potions, it was simpler to write 7 ounces as (say) "daiin dain" (ie "on iiij on iij"). This wouldn't be the most complex number-encoding format ever devised, but it would be fairly misleading. :-)