a typographical character (¶) used as in marking the beginning of a paragraph
Origin of pilcrowuncertain or unknown; perhaps ultimately from Old French pelagraphe, paragraph
The symbol (¶).
Origin of pilcrowAlteration (influenced by crow 1) of Middle English pilcraft pilcrow, paragraph alteration ( influenced by Middle English pill to peel, make bald ) ( and craft skill, work, piece of work ) of Old French paragrafe, pelagraphe paragraph ; see paragraph .
- The paragraph mark Â¶.
Probably an alteration of Middle English pylcrafte, modification of Late Latin paragraphus.