sun letter

noun

Definition of sun letter

  1. :  an Arabic consonant to which the l of the preceding definite article al is assimilated in pronunciation —called also solar letter —opposed to moon letter

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Origin and Etymology of sun letter

translation of Arabic alḥurūf ashshamsīya; from the fact that the l of the Arabic definite article al is assimilated to the initial sh of shams sun, used as a type word


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