Origin of diacritic
Examples from the Web for diacritic
Errors in German phrases and the diacritic of "Lige" were not corrected.Behind the Scenes in Warring Germany|Edward Lyell Fox
A flat wick should be slightly rounded, the middle being the highest point, like this diacritic , not this one.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
This script, with its diacritic marks, was scientifically evolved at the beginning of the nineteenth century.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1|Henry Baerlein
Word Origin for diacritic
1690s, of sounds, from Greek diakritikos "that separates or distinguishes," from diakrinein "to separate one from another," from dia- (see dia-) + krinein "to separate, decide, judge" (see crisis). As a noun, from 1866. Related: Diacritical.