Obelus

An obelus (symbol: ÷, plural: obeli) is a symbol consisting of a short horizontal line with a dot above and below. It is mainly used to represent the mathematical operation of division. It is therefore commonly called the division sign. == History == The word `obelus` comes from ὀβελός, the Ancient Greek word for a sharpened stick, spit,.....
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Obelus

• (n.) A mark [thus /, or
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Obelus

[gastropod] Obelus is a European genus of small air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Hygromiidae, the hairy snails and their allies. Species within the genus Obelus include: ...
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Obelus

Ob'e·lus noun ; plural Obeli . [ Latin , from Greek 'obelo`s , prop., a spit.] (Print.) A mark [ thus —, or ÷]; -- so called as resembling a needle. In old MSS. or editions of the classics, it marks suspected passages or readings.
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obelus

division sign; mark used to indicate unacceptable passages
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obelus

The name of the symbol '', used as a sign for division. It comes from the Greek obelos meaning a pointed stick – a spit – used for cooking. This root word also gave rise to 'obelisk' for a pointed stone pillar of stone. The '' symbol was originally used as an editing mark in early manusc...
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