Definition of diesis in English:


Line breaks: di¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪɪsɪs

noun (plural dieses /-ɪsiːz/)

The double dagger symbol ‡.
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  • Dante has only one other canzone in which the two major parts of the stanza - before and after the diesis - are both subdivided.


late Middle English: Latin, from Greek diēsis, from diienai 'send through', from dia 'through' + ienai 'send'.

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