άνω και κάτω τελεία

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From άνω (ánō, upper) + και (kai, and) + κάτω (kátō, lower) + τελεία (teleía, literally "stop" but here indicating the low dot used as the "full stop" in modern Greek)

Noun[edit]

άνω και κάτω τελεία (áno kai káto teleíaf (plural άνω και κάτω τελείες)

  1. (grammar, typography) The modern Greek colon:⟩.

Usage notes[edit]

This form of the colon is derived from the Latin colon and encoded identically in Unicode. It is used in approximately the same manner as the English mark (See Appendix:Greek punctuation).

It should be distinguished from the earlier two dot punctuation⟩, which served as a full stop.

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See also[edit]

see also: Greek Punctuation and Greek alphabet (Diacritics)