As pertains to the punctuation mark, what is the etymology of the word "colon"?
#84270. Asked by zbeckabee. (Aug 07 07 10:09 AM)
The word comes from the Greek "kolon," which literally meant "limb" and referred to part of a verse. AS this site indicates, the meaning evolved from "independent clause" to the punctuation used to set off such a clause:
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