︎︎︎The name INDEX is inspired by the manicule. The manicule ☞ is a shared symbol between the reader, printer and publisher that indicates and points at notable parts of the text. Usually seen in the form of a pointing hand in the margins of the text, the manicule (from the Latin maniculum or “little hand”) or ‘mutton fist’ has been used since at least 1535, but lost favor during the advent of the automated printing which preferred industry accepted footnoting devices such as the * and the dagger: †.

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