Origin of virgule
Examples from the Web for virgule
He may be known for the Virgule, but the feeling of his new exhibition more closely resembles an exclamation mark.Shoes Fit For A Museum: Roger Vivier’s Virigule Show Opens at Palais De Tokyo|Sarah Moroz|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Virgule, vėr′gūl, n. a little rod: a mark of punctuation, a comma.
His beard was trimmed to a moustache and virgule (now called imperial) and he carried a sword at his side and a cane in his hand.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
It was impracticable to reproduce the original punctuation, which mainly consisted of the virgule or slash.The Disguising at Hertford|John Lydgate
He wore the tuft of beard called a virgule (a comma) and a moustache.The Works of Honor de Balzac|Honor de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for virgule
Word Origin for virgule
Word Origin and History for virgule
thin sloping line, used as a comma in medieval MSS, 1837, from French virgule, from Latin virgula "punctuation mark," literally "little twig," diminutive of virga "shoot, rod, stick." The word had been borrowed in its Latin form in 1728.