The symbol may have a single hump, rather than two, with the loop crossing the second downward stroke, or have three downward strokes but with the third ending in a tail, like the letter ɱ, without a crossing loop.
Unknown, but it has been suggested that the symbol derives from a letter M for (the Virgin) Mary in the Middle Ages, though the sign had earlier been identified with the goddess Ceres/Demeter. It has also been suggested to be a ligature of Greek παρ (par), for Ancient Greek παρθένος (parthénos, “maiden”).
- (astrology) The symbol for the sign Virgo.
- (astronomy, rare) The symbol for the constellation Virgo.
- (rare) August
- (alchemy, archaic) distillation
- Synonym: 🝠
|Note: Character's appearance|
may be different on each system.
Text style is forced with ︎
and emoji style with ️
|Zodiac signs (translingual) (layout · text)|
- ^ Rudolf Koch (1955 ) The Book of Signs. Dover, p. 55