from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device, curved stroke, or flourish formed with a pen, coming at the end of a book or chapter; a colophon. For example: ⸎, ۞.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In Greek grammar, a sign ['] sometimes placed over a contracted syllable.
  • n. The curved line or flourish at the end of a book or chapter; hence, the end.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In paleography, a curve, double curve, or flourish, used to mark the end of a paragraph, a section, or a whole book.
  • n. Hence The end generally; the conclusion; the summing up.
  • n. In Greek grammar, a sign of crasis or contraction (') placed over the contracted vowel or diphthong, as κα%148ν for καί α%148ν.


From the Latin corōnis, from the Ancient Greek κορωνίς (korōnis, "crasis coronis”, “editorial coronis"); cognate with the French coronis. (Wiktionary)



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