A paragraphos (Ancient Greek: παράγραφος, parágraphos, from para-, "beside", and graphein, "to write") was a mark in ancient Greek punctuation, marking a division in a text (as between speakers in a dialogue or drama) or drawing the reader's attention to another division mark, such as the two dot punctuation mark ⟨⁚⟩.
There are many variants of this symbol, sometimes supposed to have developed from Greek gamma (Γ), the first letter of the word graphos. It was usually placed at the beginning of a line and trailing a little way under or over the text.
Unicode encodes multiple versions:
- U+2E0F ⸏ PARAGRAPHOS (HTML
- U+2E10 ⸐ FORKED PARAGRAPHOS (HTML
- U+2E11 ⸑ REVERSED FORKED PARAGRAPHOS (HTML
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