From Middle French paragraphe from Latin paragraphus (“sign for start of a new section of discourse”) " from Ancient Greek παράγραφος (parágraphos), from παρά (pará, “beside”) and γράφω (gráphō, “I write”).
paragraph (plural paragraphs)
- A passage in text that is about a different subject from the preceding text, marked by commencing on a new line, the first line sometimes being indented.
- (originally) A mark or note set in the margin to call attention to something in the text, such as a change of subject.
passage in text
- To sort text into paragraphs.