Alphabet

Alphabet

1. The letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of written language.

2. The simplest rudiments; elements. The very alphabet of our law. (Macaulay) deaf and dumb alphabet. See dactylology.

Origin: L. Alphabetum, fr. Gr. _, the first two greek letters; Heb. Aleph and beth: cf. F. Alphabet.


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