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pilcrow

[pil-kroh]
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noun
  1. a paragraph mark.
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Origin of pilcrow

1400–50; apparently alteration (perhaps conformed to crow1) of late Middle English pylcraft(e), perhaps < Old French paragrafe, pelagraphe paragraph
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  • Where (pilcrow,) or paragraph, is placed at the side of the verse.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 401, March 1849

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