moon letter


noun Arabic Grammar.

any letter, as or mīm, representing a consonant that does not assimilate the l of a prefixed definite article.

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Origin of moon letter

Translation of Arabic al-ḥuruf al-qamorīyah, so called from the use of al-qamar (the moon) to illustrate nonassimilation of l in al the
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