Definition of punctus interrogativus in English:

punctus interrogativus

Pronunciation /ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ɪntəˌrɒɡəˈtiːvəs/ /ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ɪntəˌrɒɡəˈtʌɪvəs/

noun

  • In medieval manuscripts: a punctuation mark consisting of a punctus with a symbol somewhat resembling a tilde above it, used at the end of a question.

Origin

1950s. From post-classical Latin punctus interrogativus from classical Latin punctus + post-classical Latin interrogativus interrogative. Compare German Punctus interrogativus.