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English

Etymology

The Italian printer Aldus Manutius established the practice of using the semicolon mark to separate words of opposed meaning, and to indicate interdependent statements. The earliest, general use of the semicolon in English was in 1591.

Symbol

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  1. A semicolon.

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Greek

Symbol

; or ;

  1. The Greek question mark.

Usage notes

While there is a specific character for solely the Greek question mark (; – U+037E) the regular semicolon (U+003B) is preferred.

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