virgular

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin virgula, a diminutive of virga ‘rod’.

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Adjective[edit]

virgular (comparative more virgular, superlative most virgular)

  1. made up of thin lines or strokes, usually with reference to an alphabet or writing system
    • 1922: The increasing simplification traceable from the Egyptian epigraphic hieroglyphs to the Greek and Roman alphabets and the anticipation of modern stenography and telegraphic code in the cuneiform inscriptions (Semitic) and the virgular quinquecostate ogham writing (Celtic). — James Joyce, Ulysses