virgule

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See also: virgulé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French virgule, from Latin virgula (twig; scratch comma), from virga (rod, branch) + -ulus (forming diminutives). Doublet of virgula.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvəː.ɡjuːl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvɝ.ɡjul/
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Noun[edit]

virgule (plural virgules)

  1. (typography, obsolete or historical) A medieval punctuation mark similar to the slash/⟩ or pipe|⟩ and used as a scratch comma and caesura mark.
    • 1990, John McDermott, Punctuation for Now, page 20:
      Other Chaucerian manuscripts had the virgule (or virgil or oblique: /) at the middle of lines.
  2. (typography, dated) A slash, ⟨/⟩ or ⟨⟩, particularly (literature) in its use to mark line breaks within quotes.
  3. (typography, dated) A pipe, ⟨|⟩, particularly (poetry) in its use to mark metrical feet.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin virgula, diminutive of virga (rod, branch).

Noun[edit]

virgule f

  1. divining rod

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin virgula, diminutive of virga (rod, branch).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

virgule f (plural virgules)

  1. comma (punctuation mark)
  2. (mathematics) decimal point (see usage notes)
    En Europe continentale, la virgule permet de noter la partie décimale; pi vaut environ 3,1415.In continental Europe, the comma is used to denote the decimal part; pi is about 3.1415.

Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: virgulă
  • Turkish: virgül
Usage notes[edit]
  • In France, unlike in English-speaking countries, a comma is used to separate the whole and decimal parts of a decimal, while a space (gap) is used to mark off thousands. So "100,000.9" ("one-hundred thousand point 9") is written in French as "100 000,9".
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

virgule

  1. first-person singular present indicative of virguler

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

virgule

  1. third-person singular present indicative of virguler

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

virgule

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of virguler

Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

virgule

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of virguler

Etymology 6[edit]

Verb[edit]

virgule

  1. second-person singular imperative of virguler

Further reading[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

virgule f (plural virgulis)

  1. comma

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin virgula, diminutive of virga (rod, branch).

Noun[edit]

virgule f (plural virgules)

  1. (Jersey) comma

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

virgule f pl

  1. plural of virgulă