colon with upward curve (positura)

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Colon with upward curve (positura)
colon with upward curve (positura)
Image: Colonandupwardcurve-RawlB512f2ra.png
[File] Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512 [s. xv – s. xviin], f. 2ra

Represents in Irish: (marks end of section) (in the scribe's mind or in normalised spelling)
Represents in Latin: (marks end of section) (in the scribe's mind or in normalised spelling)
Appearance
Build type: Combination
Notational device: » Baseline symbol » Punctuation
Component(s):
At the baseline: » Symbol(s):
> no image available Colon (punctuation)
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and

> no image available Upward curve (punctuation)
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Meaning
Represents: » In Irish: (marks end of section)
» In Latin: (marks end of section)

» According to Malcolm B. Parkes, Pause and effect: an introduction to the history of punctuation in the West (1992): 306, the colon followed by a curve was a form of positura which

was employed by insular scribes at the end of a paragraph in a series of paragraps or texts (e.g. annals) to imply that some continuation was to be expected to complete this series.
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Examples in context: Examples in other contexts, if available
Entries related in meaning: Possible equivalents matching one of the values in the transcription above, if available
> Punctuscurve-RawlB512-f31vb.png punctus and stroke (positura)
Represents: » (marks end of section) (Irish) » (marks end of section) (Latin)  » Notational device: Baseline symbol, Punctuation
> Dotcomma-LUp120b.png punctus with comma positura
Represents: » (marks end of section) (Irish) » (marks end of section) (Latin)  » Notational device: Baseline symbol, Punctuation



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