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Roman alphabet

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1875-80 Unabridged
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Roman alphabet

the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans for the writing of Latin, based upon an Etruscan form derived from the Greeks and ultimately from the Phoenicians. The alphabet serves for writing most of the languages of W Europe and many other languages
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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