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Latin alphabet

n.
The Roman alphabet adopted from the Greek by way of the Etruscan alphabet, consisting of 23 letters and forming the basis of numerous alphabets around the world, including those of modern western Europe. Also called Roman alphabet.

Latin alphabet

n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) another term for Roman alphabet

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.Latin alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western EuropeLatin 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
Latinka
alfabeto latino
alphabet latin
latinica
latin ábécé
alfabeto latino
alfabeto latino
latinica
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