diesis

[dahy-uh-sis]
noun, plural dieses [dahy-uh-seez] . Printing.

Origin:
1350–1400; orig., any of several musical intervals smaller than a tone (for which a double dagger was used as a symbol); Middle English < Latin di(h)esis < Greek díesis literally, a sending through, equivalent to die-, base of diïénai to send through (di- di-3 + hiénai to send) + -sis -sis

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diesis (ˈdaɪɪsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
1.  printing another name for double dagger
2.  music
 a.  (in ancient Greek theory) any interval smaller than a whole tone, esp a semitone in the Pythagorean scale
 b.  (in modern theory) the discrepancy of pitch in just intonation between an octave and either a succession of four ascending minor thirds (great diesis), or a succession of three ascending major thirds (minor diesis)
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek: a quarter tone, literally: a sending through, from diienai; the double dagger was originally used in musical notation]

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