scriptio defectiva

noun
scrip·​tio de·​fec·​ti·​va | \ ˈskriptēˌōˌdāˌfekˈtēvə \

Definition of scriptio defectiva

: a writing in a Semitic alphabet that contains no vowel points

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History and Etymology for scriptio defectiva

New Latin, literally, defective writing

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“Scriptio defectiva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scriptio%20defectiva. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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