Variant of ligature
- a tying or binding together
- a thing used in tying or binding together; tie, bond, etc.
- a written or printed character containing two or more letters united, as æ,ﬂ,t̸h
- a curved line connecting such letters in writing
- in medieval mensural notation, a symbol representing two or more notes
- a curved line joining two or more notes in a tie or slur
- the notes so connected
- Surgery a thread or wire used to tie up an artery, etc.
Origin: Middle English from Middle French from Late Latin ligatura from past participle of Classical Latin ligare, to bind from Indo-European base an unverified form leiĝ-, to bind from source Middle Low German līk, a tie, Middle High German geleich, joint, Albanian lidhe, a bond
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