Definition of punctus elevatus in English:

punctus elevatus

noun

Palaeography
  • 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.

Origin

1950s. From post-classical Latin punctus elevatus from classical Latin punctus + ēlevātus. Compare German Punctus elevatus.

Pronunciation

punctus elevatus

/ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ɛləˈvɑːtəs//ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ɛləˈveɪtəs/