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From Ancient Greek ὀβελός (obelós).

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obelus (plural obeluses or obeli)

  1. A mark (÷) used to represent division in mathematics. Also used to indicate a written or printed passage, and in ancient manuscripts to mark a word or passage as spurious or doubtful.
  2. A dagger mark () used as a reference mark in printed matter, or to indicate that a person is deceased, often used to indicate a footnote.

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