Ampersand facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAmpersand
|﹠, ∧, ۽, ⅋, ＆, et, 🙰, 🙱, 🙲, 🙳, 🙴, 🙵, Ɛ̸,|
|Writing system||Latin script|
|Language of origin||Latin language|
|Time period||~100 to present|
|Sisters||ϯ (ligature of ⲧ and ⲓ in a similar fashion to &)|
|Variations||﹠, ∧, ۽, ⅋, ＆, et, 🙰, 🙱, 🙲, 🙳, 🙴, 🙵, Ɛ̸,|
|Other letters commonly used with||&C (etC)|
The ampersand ("&") is a logogram.
It represents the Latin conjunction et, meaning "and". The ampersand's symbol is not only a logogram, but also a ligature. It joins the old handwritten Latin letters e and t of the word et, so that the word is represented as a single glyph.
With a c added on it means "et cetera", "and so on".
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A handwritten plus sign used, like ampersand, to mean 'and'
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