Definition of punctus versus in English:

punctus versus

Pronunciation /ˌpʌŋ(k)təs ˈvəːsəs/


  • 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 .


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.