One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small point or mark on a surface; a small perforation.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Marshall (bap. 1745, d. 1818), agricultural writer and land agent. From classical Latin punctulum slight prick or stab (2nd cent. a.d. in Apuleius), in post-classical Latin also small point or mark from punctum + -ulum.
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