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Printersʹ Marks

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? is [q over o]—that is, the first and last letters of quœstio (question).

! is [i over o] Io in Latin is the interjection of joy.

§ is a Greek p (π), the initial letter of paragraph.

* is used by the Greek grammarians to arrest attention to something striking (asterisk or star).

† is used by the Greek grammarians to indicate something objectionable (obelisk or dagger).

(See Marks in Grammar.)

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Primrose
Primum Mobile
Primus
Prince
Prince of Wales (The)
Prince Rupert’s Drops
Prince’s Peers
Princox or Princocks
Prink
Printer’s Devil
Printers Marks
Printing
Priori
Priscian’s Head
Priscillianists
Prisoner at the Bar
Prisoner of Chillon
Prithu
Priuli
Privolvans
Privy Council

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