Bachelor of Arts.
The Letter B Once Had A Much Longer NameThe letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago in 1000 BCE. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked a little different, but it made the sound of b and was second in the alphabet. The shape of the letter resembled the floor plan of a house, and the word beth meant “house.” This is pictured below. In Hebrew, the letter was called beth, bet, or bayt which also …
Origin of B.A.1
First recorded in 1755–65, B.A. is from the New Latin word Baccalaureus Artium
Definition for b.a. (2 of 2)
British Association (for Advancement of Science).
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