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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: diakritikos, from krinein 'to separate'

diacritic

noun
     
Related topics: Letters and punctuation
di‧a‧crit‧ic [countable] technical
SLA a mark placed over, under, or through a letter in some languages, to show that the letter should be pronounced differently from the same letter without a mark
diacritical adjective:
diacritical marks

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