One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In medieval manuscripts: a punctuation mark similar in appearance to an inverted semicolon, used to indicate a pause intermediate in length between that marked by a punctus and that marked by a punctus versus.
1950s. From post-classical Latin punctus elevatus from classical Latin punctus + ēlevātus. Compare German Punctus elevatus.
punctus elevatus/ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ɛləˈvɑːtəs//ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ɛləˈveɪtəs/
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