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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: alphabetum, from Greek, from alpha ( ALPHA) + beta ( BETA)

alphabet

noun
     
Related topics: Letters and punctuation
al‧pha‧bet [countable]
SLA a set of letters, arranged in a particular order, and used in writing
the Greek/Roman etc alphabet
the international phonetic alphabet

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