interpunct (·)
Definition - The name for the small dot (·) that is used to indicate space characters in some word processing software, but which was initially used by Latin writers to visually represent word boundaries.

1. Using spaces to separate words didn't begin until between 600 and 800 AD.

Example -


1. It is often used as a separator for pounds sterling and pence.


Etymology -
The word derives from the Latin inter, between + punctus, point.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1898:
"The general character of the alphabet used in each inscription is always noted, as well as … the presence or lack of interpuncts."
(American Journal of Philology, XIX. 92 )

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