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[ob-uh-luh s] /ˈɒb ə ləs/

noun, plural obeli
[ob-uh-lahy] /ˈɒb əˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
a mark (− or ÷) used in ancient manuscripts to point out spurious, corrupt, doubtful, or superfluous words or passages.
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a mark (— or ÷) used in editions of ancient documents to indicate spurious words or passages
another name for dagger (sense 2)


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