I'm trying to identify what this symbol is (circled in pencil) in the sheet music for Mazurka no.4 op.17 by Chopin. It looks like two connected diamond shapes, and I can't find an explanation of it anywhere.

Mazurka no.4 op.17 by Chopin

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    Other sources have an upper mordent there, so either this is an alternative symbol, or it's badly printed. youtube.com/watch?v=Zbxmca163Nc&t=1m59s Jun 30, 2019 at 23:51
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    I also vote for upper mordent, albeit an unclearly engraved / printed one Jul 1, 2019 at 12:37
  • What measure? Have you compared the 3 or 4 editions at imslp.org? Jul 1, 2019 at 13:23

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I grabbed a file from imslp.org and found your measure. It is a simple mordent.

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  • Would you say that the simplified symbol as it's printed in the question is an acceptable alternative? Have you come across it before? Jul 1, 2019 at 14:12
  • @YourUncleBob I haven't seen it either, and would not recommend using it . Jul 1, 2019 at 15:25

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