One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In medieval manuscripts: a punctuation mark similar in appearance to a semicolon, used to indicate a relatively long pause or a major break.
1950s. Either from post-classical Latin punctus versus (although this has not been traced in Latin), or from classical Latin punctus + versus. Compare German Punctus versus.
punctus versus/ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ˈvəːsəs/
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