[ 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.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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OTHER WORDS FROM transliteratetrans·lit·er·a·tion, nountrans·lit·er·a·tor, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH transliteratetranslate, transliterate .
Words nearby transliterate
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Example sentences from the Web for transliterate
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 forms of transliteratetransliteration, nountransliterator, noun
Word Origin for transliterate
C19: trans- + -literate, from Latin līttera letter
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