A symbol (− or ÷) used in ancient manuscripts to point out spurious, corrupt, doubtful, or superfluous words or passages.
- Examples of word Obelus in a sentence
“The obelus was also occasionally used as a mathematical symbol for subtraction.”
- Did you Know?
The word “obelus” is derived from the Greek words “obelós” and “odelós” which means spit and four-sided pointed pillar.
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