One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A symbol (†) used as a reference mark in printed matter, or to indicate that a person is deceased.Also called dagger
- ‘This obelus (little dagger sign) directs readers to a four-line footnote that explains the terms and conditions attached to this freebie.’
2A mark (– or ÷) used in ancient texts to mark a word or passage as spurious, corrupt, or doubtful.
Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek obelos ‘pointed pillar’, also ‘critical mark’.
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