One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In medieval manuscripts: a punctuation mark consisting of a punctus with a symbol somewhat resembling a tilde above it, used at the end of a question.
1950s. From post-classical Latin punctus interrogativus from classical Latin punctus + post-classical Latin interrogativus interrogative. Compare German Punctus interrogativus.
punctus interrogativus/ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ɪntəˌrɒɡəˈtʌɪvəs//ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ɪntəˌrɒɡəˈtiːvəs/
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