is a shortened form of videlicet, a Middle English word based on Latin words meaning ‘it is permissible to see’; the final z is explained as a medieval symbol standing for the ending -et. The abbreviation is used to mean ‘namely’ in introducing a specific mention of what has been only vaguely or indirectly referred to (my only means of income, viz. my fiddle), and is often articulated as ‘namely’, although informally the more direct pronunciation viz is also used. Note that it differs from i.e. (= id est) in identifying rather than explaining.

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