From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Virgule \Vir"gule\, n. [F. virgule, fr. L. virgula, dim. of
   virga. See Verge a rod.]
   A comma. [R.]
   [1913 Webster]

         In the MSS. of Chaucer, the line is always broken by a
         caesura in the middle, which is pointed by a virgule.
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