Ampersand

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two versions
an elegant italic version

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".

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  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" )