[ trans-lit-uh-reyt, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈlɪt əˌreɪt, trænz- /
verb (used with object), trans·lit·er·at·ed, trans·lit·er·at·ing.
to change (letters, words, etc.) into corresponding characters of another alphabet or language: to transliterate the Greek Χ as ch.
How Do You Spell Chanukah (Or Is It Hanukkah)?Hanukkah has commenced. So has Chanukah, Hannukah, Hannukkah, and Channukah. Why is this Jewish holiday, also known as the Festival of Lights, spelled in so many ways?
Related formstrans·lit·er·a·tion, nountrans·lit·er·a·tor, noun
Can be confusedtranslate transliterate
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The 114 author is apparently unable to transliterate properly the Old English names.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker
British Dictionary definitions for transliterate
/ (trænzˈlɪtəˌreɪt) /
(tr) to transcribe (a word, etc, in one alphabet) into corresponding letters of another alphabetthe Greek word λογοσ can be transliterated as ``logos''
Derived Formstransliteration, nountransliterator, noun
Word Origin for transliterate
C19: trans- + -literate, from Latin līttera letter
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