from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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