Definition of Latin alphabet

1. Noun. The alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe.

Exact synonyms: Roman Alphabet
Generic synonyms: Alphabet, Bicameral Script
Member holonyms: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, Double-u, W, Ex, X, Wye, Y, Ezed, Izzard, Z, Zed, Zee

Definition of Latin alphabet

1. Noun. The 26-letter alphabet consisting of the following letters (presented in majuscule and minuscule pairs): ¹

2. Noun. Any relatively minor variation of the 26-letter Latin alphabet. ¹

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Literary usage of Latin alphabet

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... third letter in the latin alphabet and its descendants corresponds in position and in origin to the Greek Gamma (Г, -y), which in its turn is borrowed ..."

2. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"The latin alphabet is the same as the English (which is in fact borrowed from it) ... The latin alphabet -was borrowed in very early times from a Greek ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"M In the latin alphabet of the mans, as represented in their earliest ... Thus the early latin alphabet was without the symbol K. There is in this use of ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... the derived Italian alphabet held to tbe V. Eventually Y, with an altered phonetic value, was adopted into the latin alphabet as a distinct character. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Its position and form are derived from the latin alphabet, which received them from the Western Greek alphabet. The alphabet of the Western Greeks differed ..."

6. Introduction to the Study of Latin Inscriptions by James Chidester Egbert (1896)
"PART I —*— CHAPTER I THE latin alphabet (HISTORICAL) FOK its civilization Rome was greatly indebted to the Greeks. Its philosophy was transplanted from ..."

7. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1892)
"The latin alphabet is the same as the English with the omission of w. ' The Romans derived their alphabet from the Greek colony at Cumae. ..."

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