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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“Scriptio defectiva.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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