A punctuation mark ( - ) used between the parts of a compound word or name or between the syllables of a word, especially when divided at the end of a line of text.
[Late Latin, from
, a sign indicating a compound or two words which are to be read as one, from huph' hen
, in one : hupo
, under; see HYPO-
, neuter of heis
, one; see sem-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots
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