Meaning of punctus in English:

punctus

Pronunciation /ˈpʌŋ(k)təs/

noun

  • In medieval (originally liturgical) manuscripts: a point used to indicate a short pause or minor break; also called punctum. Compare punctus elevatus , punctus versus .

    Originally also used to indicate a longer break, when placed above the line.

Origin

1950s. From classical Latin punctus, past participle of pungere punge. Compare point, punctum.