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U+2016, ‖
DOUBLE VERTICAL LINE

[U+2015]
General Punctuation
[U+2017]
See also: pipe

Translingual[edit]

Description[edit]

Two parallel vertical lines.

Etymology[edit]

The caesura mark is a variant of the medieval Latin virgula (scratch comma).

Symbol[edit]

  1. (literature) Used to mark caesuras.
    Hwæt! wē Gār-Dena in gēar-dagum
  2. (lexicography) Ennaturalised, foreign.
  3. See for the parallel line symbol.
  4. See for the pause symbol.
  5. See | | for single vertical lines enclosing other characters.
  6. See ‖ ‖ for caesuras (pairs of vertical lines) enclosing other characters.

Usage notes[edit]

In Unicode, there are two ways to display this character:

  • ‖ = DOUBLE VERTICAL LINE (U+2016)
  • || = VERTICAL LINE (U+007C) (twice)