Online Encyclopedia

ASTERISK (from Gr. oo-repicreos, a li...

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 792 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
ASTERISK (from Gr. oo-repicreos, a little star), the sign* used in typography. The word is also used in its literal meaning in old writers, and as a descriptioh of an ornamental form (star-shaped) in one of the utensils in the Greek Church.
End of Article: ASTERISK (from Gr. oo-repicreos, a little star)
[back]
ASTERIIIS
[next]
ASTHMA (Gr. avBµa, gasping, whence lio-Ogaivw, I g...

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.