Greek alphabet

noun

Definition of Greek alphabet

: an alphabet that has been used from ancient times for writing the Greek language, that is of Semitic origin but differs from Semitic alphabets in having characters for the vowels, and that has given rise directly or indirectly to various other alphabets (as the Latin, the Coptic, the Cyrillic)

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“Greek alphabet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Greek%20alphabet. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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