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- n. A mark once used in margins to draw attention to something in text.
Evidence that some diple were penned after a small number does not constitute proof that all diple were written after all small numbers.
Head shifts grounds on crucial issues, such as appealing to "the colour and faded nature" of diple to "place these in the production stage of the codex," but rejecting that "even indeed actual similarities of observed colour … are a particularly good guide to the dating of dots."
The word 'diple' comes ultimately from a Greek word meaning 'double'.