moon letter

noun

Definition of moon letter

  1. :  an Arabic consonant to which the l of a preceding definite article al is not assimilated in pronunciation —called also lunar letter —opposed to sun letter

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Origin and Etymology of moon letter

translation of Arabic alhurūf alqamarīyah; from the fact that the l of the Arabic definite article al is not assimilated to the initial q of qamar moon, used as a type word


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