# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘Letters to Lady Welby’

Quote:

…Signs, in respect to their Modes of possible Presentation, are divisible […] into
[—]
C. Famisigns, familiar signs, which must be General, as General signs must be familiar or composed of Familiar signs. [I speak of signs which are “general,” not in the sense of signifying Generals, but as being themselves general; just as Charlemagne is general, in that it occurs many times with one and the same denotation.]

Date:
1908-12-24
References:
CP 8.347
Citation:
‘Famisign’ (pub. 08.08.17-14:48). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-letters-lady-welby-54.
Posted:
Aug 08, 2017, 14:48 by Mats Bergman