Words at Play : Words For Things You Didn't Know Have Names, Vol. 2

#9: Pilcrow 

Definition:

a paragraph mark

Example Sentence:

In the word processing program, click the button with the pilcrow icon to reveal your paragraph breaks.

About the Word:

Its root is far more obvious than what the word became. Pilcrow apparently traces back to the Latin paragraphus, meaning "sign used to make a new section of writing." That Latin word was modified in Middle English to pylcrafte, which developed into pilcrow in the 16th century.

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