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- n. Anglicised form of stigma
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Gr. paleog., a dot used as a punctuation-mark; especially, a dot placed at the top of the line, like the later Greek colon, and having the value of a period.
- n. In Greek prosody, a dot placed over a time or syllable to mark the ictus.
An adaptation of the short stem (stigm-, στιγμ-) of the Latin stigma and the Ancient Greek στίγμα (stigma). Compare stigmal and stigmate; hypodigm and paradigm; hexastigm, polystigm, tetrastigm, and tristigm. (Wiktionary)
(stagme chronou); but the original text was perhaps stigme chronou, "a moment of time."