From άνω (áno, “upper”) + και (kai, “and”) + κάτω (káto, “lower”) + stop, full stop (stop, full stop)
άνω και κάτω τελεία • (áno kai káto teleía) f (plural άνω και κάτω τελείες)
- (grammar, typography) The modern Greek colon ⟨:⟩.
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.
declension of άνω και κάτω τελεία
- see also: Greek Punctuation and Greek alphabet (Diacritics)