Dagger (typography)

Dagger (typography), Symbol indicating a footnote, typically after an asterisk has already been used.

A dagger, obelisk, or obelus † is a typographical symbol that usually indicates a footnote if an asterisk has already been used. It is one of the modern descendants of the obelus, a mark used historically by scholars as a critical or highlighting indicator in manuscripts. (The term obelisk derives from the Greek: ὀβελίσκος (obeliskos), which means "little obelus"; from ὀβελός (obelos) meaning 'roasting spit').A double dagger or diesis ‡ is a variant with two handles that usually marks a third footnote after the asterisk and dagger.The triple dagger ⹋ is a variant with three handles and is used by medievalists to indicate another level of notation. History The dagger symbol originated from a variant of the obelus, originally depicted by a plain line − or a line with one or two dots ÷. It represented an iron roasting spit, a dart, or the sharp end of a javelin, symbolizing the skewering or cutting out of dubious matter.

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Dagger (disambiguation)
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Greek diacritics
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Double Dagger
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Section sign
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