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AND THE WINNER IS

The symbol “&” is a ligature of the letters “et” which is Latin for “and.” The word ampersand is a conflation of the phrase “and per se and”, meaning “and [the symbol which] by itself [is] and.”

via Good Ampersand

via Shit Ampersand

Its letterform can be traced back to the first century A.D. and the Old Roman cursive, in which the letters E and T occasionally were written together to form a ligature.

via Wikipedia

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