Roman alphabet


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Roman alphabet

n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans for the writing of Latin, based upon an Etruscan form derived from the Greeks and ultimately from the Phoenicians. The alphabet serves for writing most of the languages of W Europe and many other languages

Lat′in al′phabet


n.
the alphabetical script derived from the Greek alphabet through Etruscan, used for the writing of Latin and adopted, with modifications and additions, by the languages of W Europe, including English. Also called Roman alphabet.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western EuropeRoman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
alphabet - a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
bicameral script - a script having two distinct cases
a - the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
b - the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
c - the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet
d - the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
e - the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet
f - the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet
g - the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet
h - the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet
i - the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
j - the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet
k - the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
l - the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
m - the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet
n - the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet
o - the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet
p - the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
q - the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet
r - the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet
s - the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet
t - the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
u - the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet
v - the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet
double-u, w - the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
x, ex - the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet
wye, y - the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
ezed, izzard, zed, zee, z - the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"; "he doesn't know A from izzard"
Translations
الأبْجَدِيَّة اللاتينيَّه
latinská abeceda
latinsk alfabet
latin betûs ábécé
rómverskt stafróf
latinská abeceda
Latin alfabesi

Roman alphabet

n the Roman alphabetl'alfabeto latino

Roman

(ˈrəumən) adjective
1. connected with Rome, especially ancient Rome. Roman coins.
2. (no capital) (of printing) in ordinary upright letters like these.
noun
a person belonging to Rome, especially to ancient Rome.
Roman alphabet
the alphabet in which Western European languages such as English are written.
Roman Catholic (also Catholic)
(a member) of the Christian church which recognizes the Pope as its head.
Roman Catholicism (also Catholicism)
the beliefs, government etc of the Roman Catholic Church.
Roman numerals
I,II,III etc, as opposed to the Arabic numerals 1,2,3 etc.
References in classic literature ?
Jocolpus Bumer, of the University of Belgrade, who established his conclusions on the subject in a work of three quarto volumes and committed suicide on being reminded that the j in the Roman alphabet had originally no curl.
The first hurdle to get around is the different alphabet; in Russia, the Cyrillic alphabet is used, which might look daunting to those used to the Roman alphabet, but is easily picked up in a few days of practice.
Jawi is a local adaptation of Arabic script and predates the use of the Roman alphabet here.
Baybayin was the form of writing used before the Spanish arrived in 1521 and missionaries had to learn it initially to spread Catholicism before forcing locals to adopt their Roman alphabet, historians say.
My nerves cannot stretch anymore," reads her final tweet, which has been translated from the Farsi written in the Roman alphabet.
Among the 30 indigenous languages only Chakma and Marma have their own alphabets, while 12 indigenous communities have adopted Roman alphabet for their use.
1928 - Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet.
It was in Cyrillic, and Rizal or Berezowsky wrote the name on the card in the Roman alphabet.
So for instance, native Chinese writer has straighter lines while writing Roman alphabet while those from India or Bangladesh have curvier writing.
The physical shapes of the Roman alphabet, in Boston Line and in other versions, were also subject to manipulation throughout the nineteenth century.
She offers these other considerations: "In areas where the Roman alphabet is not the standard writing system or for multilingual users, minimizing the need to switch keyboards can make it easier on the user.