- a mark (- or ÷) used in ancient manuscripts to indicate questionable passages or readings
- dagger (sense )
Origin of obelusMiddle English from L, a spit, obelus (in LL, obelisk) from Classical Greek obelos, a spit, needle, obelus, obolus
- A mark (— or ÷) used in ancient manuscripts to indicate a doubtful or spurious passage.
- Printing See obelisk.
Origin of obelusMiddle English from Late Latin obelus from Greek obelos a spit, obelus
(plural obeluses or obeli)
- A mark (Ã·) used to represent division in mathematics. Also used to indicate a written or printed passage, and in ancient manuscripts to mark a word or passage as spurious or doubtful.
- A dagger mark (" ) used as a reference mark in printed matter, or to indicate that a person is deceased, often used to indicate a footnote.