Definition of punctus in US English:

punctus

noun

Palaeography
  • In medieval (originally liturgical) manuscripts: a point used to indicate a short pause or minor break; also called punctum.

Origin

1950s. From classical Latin punctus, past participle of pungere punge. Compare point, punctum.

Pronunciation

punctus

/ˈpʌŋ(k)təs/