What does obelus mean?

Definitions for obelusˈɒb ə ləs; -ˌlaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word obelus.


  1. obelus(Noun)

    A mark, similar to or u00F7, used to indicate a written or printed passage.

  2. obelus(Noun)

    A dagger mark, , often used to indicate a footnote.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obelus(noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. 'obelo`s, prop., a spit.]


  1. Obelus

    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

  1. Obelus

    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.

Anagrams for obelus »

  1. boules

  2. blouse


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obelus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obelus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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