- to change (letters, words, etc.) into corresponding characters of another alphabet or language: to transliterate the Greek Χ as ch.
Origin of transliterate
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Related Words for transliteratereproduce, deliver, interpret, translate, rewrite, duplicate, decipher, reprint, convert, transcribe, render, put, turn, resolve, transpose, state, reword, pass, restate, paraphrase
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Historical Examples of transliterate
The 114 author is apparently unable to transliterate properly the Old English names.The Translations of Beowulf
Chauncey Brewster Tinker
- (tr) to transcribe (a word, etc, in one alphabet) into corresponding letters of another alphabetthe Greek word λογοσ can be transliterated as ``logos''
Word Origin for transliterate
C19: trans- + -literate, from Latin līttera letter
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Word Origin and History for transliterate
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