According to the book
Using Type Right, what two letters were
concatenated to create the ampersand?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
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E and T
The word et means and in
Latin. The WORD ampersand was coined from
and per se and, which means "and by itself
and" - a phrase that was chanted to memorize the sign.
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