Ampersand

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Ampersand
&
﹠, ∧, ۽, ⅋, &, et, 🙰, 🙱, 🙲, 🙳, 🙴, 🙵, Ɛ̸,
Variations of the Ampersand in different fonts.
Usage
Writing systemLatin script
TypeLogographic
and Ideographic
Language of originLatin language
Phonetic usage/et/
/æn(d)/
/æm.pə(ɹ).sænd/
Unicode valueU+0026
Alphabetical position(27)
History
Development
𐌄𐌕
Time period~100 to present
Descendants • ⅋
Sistersϯ (ligature of ⲧ and ⲓ in a similar fashion to &)
Transliteration equivalents+
۽
Variations﹠, ∧, ۽, ⅋, &, et, 🙰, 🙱, 🙲, 🙳, 🙴, 🙵, Ɛ̸,
Other
Other letters commonly used with&C (etC)
&
Ampersand
Punctuation
apostrophe  '
brackets [ ]  ( )  { }  ⟨ ⟩
colon :
comma ,  ،  
dash ‒  –  —  ―
ellipsis  ...  . . .      
exclamation mark !
full stop, period .
guillemets ‹ ›  « »
hyphen
hyphen-minus -
question mark ?
quotation marks ‘ ’  “ ”  ' '  " "
semicolon ;
slash, stroke, solidus /    
Word dividers
interpunct ·
space     
General typography
ampersand &
asterisk *
at sign @
backslash \
basis point
bullet
caret ^
dagger † ‡ ⹋
degree °
ditto mark ” 〃
equals sign =
inverted exclamation mark ¡
inverted question mark ¿
komejirushi, kome, reference mark
multiplication sign ×
number sign, pound, hash #
numero sign
obelus ÷
ordinal indicator º ª
percent, per mil % ‰
pilcrow
plus, minus + −
plus-minus, minus-plus ± ∓
prime    
section sign §
tilde ~
underscore, understrike _
vertical bar, pipe, broken bar |    ¦
Intellectual property
copyright ©
copyleft 🄯
sound-recording copyright
registered trademark ®
service mark
trademark
Currency
currency sign ¤

؋฿¢$֏ƒ£元 圆 圓 ¥

Uncommon typography
asterism
fleuron, hedera
index, fist
interrobang
irony punctuation
lozenge
tie
Related
In other scripts

The ampersand ("&") is a logogram.[1]

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.[2]

With a c added on it means "et cetera", "and so on".

References[change | change source]

  1. diagram standing for a word.
  2. "The ampersand & more" with Kory Stamper, part of the "Ask the Editor" video series at Merriam-Webster.com
A German version of et cetera (Abkürzung für "et cetera" )