quadriliteral

[ kwod-ruh-lit-er-uh l ]
/ ˌkwɒd rəˈlɪt ər əl /

adjective

using or consisting of four letters.

noun

a quadriliteral word or root.

Origin of quadriliteral

First recorded in 1765–75; quadri- + literal
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Word Origin and History for quadriliteral

quadriliteral


adj.

"consisting of four letters," 1771, from quadri- + literal.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper