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A mark of the form , placed in Roman inscriptions over consonants to denote doubling, like the Arabic tashdîd. The character is of rare occurrence in existing inscriptions, being most frequently found in those of the early Augustan period (C. I. L. v. 1361; x. 3743). It is mentioned by the grammarians Marius Victorinus (p. 2456) and Isidorus ( Orig. i. 26).

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