Translation of vellum in Spanish:


vitela, n.

Pronunciation /ˈvɛləm//ˈvɛləm/


  • 1

    vitela feminine
    • Before the advent of the printing press, books were made of vellum because it was durable.
    • From what scholars have managed to read so far they believe it is an early Christian Psalter written on vellum, a parchment made from animal skin.
    • Irish writings prior to the use of paper and print were written on vellum in a distinctive minuscule script which reflects 1,000 years of literary tradition.
    • Early codices were made of papyrus but later developments replaced this by vellum.
    • Other maps have been revised so many times that the vellum has holes in it, and parts of them are so old that we cannot unfold them without destroying them.
  • 2

    (writing paper)
    papel de vitela masculine