- 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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Examples from the Web for transliteration
Position your mouse over the line to see the transliteration.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Longer passages have the transliteration immediately following.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
Position your mouse over the word to see the transliteration.Keats: Poems Published in 1820
A transliteration is provided, hover your mouse over it to see it.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
If your system allows for it, hovering over them will show a transliteration.A Romantic Young Lady
- (tr) to transcribe (a word, etc, in one alphabet) into corresponding letters of another alphabetthe Greek word λογοσ can be transliterated as ``logos''
C19: trans- + -literate, from Latin līttera letter
Word Origin and History for transliteration
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