Were P And R Once The Same Letter?Do you ever stop and look at the shape of our alphabet? Each letter looks natural to us now, but all those lines and circles have unique histories. It’s easy to make assumptions that our letters make sense, that they developed in some orderly logical way, and one reasonable assumption would be that P and R are related to each other based on their form. …
Definition for a.p. (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for a.p. (1 of 3)
obsolete (in prescriptions, etc) ante prandium
Word Origin for a.p.
Latin: before a meal
British Dictionary definitions for a.p. (2 of 3)
/ (æp) /
son of: occurring as part of some surnames of Welsh originap Thomas
Word Origin for ap
from Welsh mab son
British Dictionary definitions for a.p. (3 of 3)
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Word Origin and History for a.p.
abbreviation of Associated Press, first recorded 1879; the organization was founded May 1848 as co-operative news gathering effort among New York City newspaper publishers covering the war with Mexico.
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