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alphabet: terms relating to alphabets

the alphabet derived from that of the Greeks, supposedly by Saint Cyril, for the writing of Slavonic languages: now used primarily for Russian, Bulgarian, and Serbian

alphabet: terms relating to alphabets

the language of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire and of the educated in medieval Europe, which achieved its classical form during the 1st century bc. Having originally been the language of Latium, belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European family, it later formed the basis of the Romance group

alphabet: terms relating to alphabets

a hitherto undeciphered script, partly syllabic and partly ideographic, found on tablets and pottery in Crete and dating mainly from the 15th century bc

alphabet: terms relating to alphabets

a single symbol representing an entire morpheme, word, or phrase, as for example the symbol (%) meaning per cent

alphabet: terms relating to alphabets

an ancient system of writing, apparently a modified form of Linear A, found on clay tablets and jars of the second millennium bc.The earliest excavated examples, dating from about 1400, came from Knossos, in Crete, but all the later finds are at Pylos and Mycenae on the Greek mainland, dating from the 14th–12th centuries. The script is generally accepted as being an early representation of Mycenaean Greek
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