scriptio defectiva

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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