Definitions for obelusˈɒb ə ləs; -ˌlaɪ
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A mark, similar to or u00F7, used to indicate a written or printed passage.
A dagger mark, , often used to indicate a footnote.
a mark [thus /, or Ö ]; -- so called as resembling a needle. In old MSS. or editions of the classics, it marks suspected passages or readings.
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. 'obelo`s, prop., a spit.]
An obelus 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. The symbol represents a fraction with dots in place of the denominator and numerator.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a small coin worth about a penny, according to a custom among the Greeks placed in the mouth of a corpse at burial to pay to Charon to ferry the ghost of it over the Styx.
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