Roman alphabet


noun

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Origin of Roman alphabet

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for Roman alphabet

Roman alphabet

noun

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
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