Meaning of punctus versus in English:

punctus versus

Pronunciation /ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ˈvəːsəs/

noun

  • In medieval manuscripts: a punctuation mark similar in appearance to a semicolon, used to indicate a relatively long pause or a major break. Compare punctus , punctus elevatus .

Origin

1950s. Either from post-classical Latin punctus versus (although this has not been traced in Latin), or from classical Latin punctus + versus. Compare German Punctus versus.