Namely, that is to say, as follows, specifically, as an illustration.
Origin of Viz.
From Latin videlicet (“that is to say, namely"), short for videre licet (“it is permitted to see "). The "˜z' was originally not a letter but a common Middle Latin scribal abbreviation that was used for -et, specifically a Tironian note. The symbol resembled "˜z', or rather 3 and Èœ, and hence is thus represented in type. Compare ⁊, the Tironian symbol for Latin et (“and") (in isolation, not as suffix).
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