Definition of Abjad

1. Noun. (linguistics) A writing system, similar to a syllabary, in which there is one glyph (that is a symbol or letter) for each consonant or consonantal phoneme. Some languages that use abjads are Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Urdu. Abjads differ from syllabaries (such as the Japanese hiragana) in that the vowel quality of each letter is left unspecified, and must be inferred from context and grammar. ¹



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abirritations
abirritative
abirs
abisetaoshi
abisetaoshis
abit
abite
abitesartan
abitrary
abiturients
abiu
abiuret
abius
abiyuch
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abjad (current term)
abjad numeral
abjad numerals
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abject
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abjections
abjective
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