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U+2128, ℨ

Letterlike Symbols



  1. The upper-case letter Z in Fraktur or Gothic hand.
  2. (pharmacy) A drachm or dram.
    • 1624, Philip Barrough [i.e., Philip Barrow], “Of Making Bolus”, in The Method of Physick, Contaning[sic] the Cavses, Signes, and Cvres of Inward Diseases in Mans Body, from the Head to the Foote. Whereunto is Added, The Forme and Rule of Making Remedies and Medicines, which Our Physitions Commonly Vse at this Day, with the Proportion, Quantity, and Names of Each Medicine, 6th edition, book VII (in English), London: Imprinted by Richard Field, dwelling in great Woodstreete, →OCLC, page 397:
      Bolvs in Engliſh is called a morſell. It is a medicine laxatiue, in forme and faſhion it is meanely whole, and it is ſwallowed by little gobbets. [] Medulla Caſſiæ fiſtulæ newly drawne, ʒ. vj. of Diaprunis laxatiuæ, ʒ. ij. of Sugar roſet [sugar compounded with rose petals] tabulate as much as ſufficeth, make a bole.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (drachm or dram): ʒ

Related terms[edit]

  • (apothecary ounce)
  • (scruple)