Etymology
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virgule (n.)

thin sloping line similar to a modern slash, used as a comma in medieval MSS and still in modern text to indicate line breaks in poetry, 1837, from French virgule (16c.), from Latin virgula "punctuation mark," literally "little twig," diminutive of virga "shoot, rod, stick." The word had been borrowed in its Latin form in 1728.

updated on August 03, 2018

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Definitions of virgule from WordNet

virgule (n.)
a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information;
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