quadriliteral

adjective
quad·​ri·​literal | \ ¦kwädrə+ \

Definition of quadriliteral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: consisting of four letters used especially of a Semitic root having four consonants instead of three

quadriliteral

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of quadriliteral (Entry 2 of 2)

: a word of four letters specifically : a Semitic quadriliteral root

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History and Etymology for quadriliteral

Adjective

quadri- + literal

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“Quadriliteral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadriliteral. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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