Definition of diesis in English:

diesis

noun

Printing
  • The double dagger symbol ‡.

    • ‘Dante has only one other canzone in which the two major parts of the stanza - before and after the diesis - are both subdivided.’

Origin

Late Middle English: Latin, from Greek diēsis, from diienai ‘send through’, from dia ‘through’ + ienai ‘send’.

Pronunciation

diesis

/ˈdīəsəs/