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Definition of the noun armenian alphabet
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- a writing system having an alphabet of 38 letters in which the Armenian language is written
The Armenian alphabet is a graphically unique alphabetical writing system that has been used to write the Armenian language. It was introduced around 405 AD by Mesrop Mashtots, an Armenian linguist and ecclesiastical leader, and originally contained 36 letters. Two more letters, օ and ֆ, were added in the Middle Ages. During the 1920s orthography reform, a new letter և was added, which was a ligature before ե+ւ, while the letter Ւ ւ was discarded and reintroduced as part of a new letter ՈՒ ու.
- also known as อักษรอาร์เมเนีย, 亞美尼亞字母
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by Rouben Paul Adalian
Inventor of the Armenian alphabet. Born of humble origins in the town of Hatsekats in the central province of Taron, Mashtots obtained military rank and served at the Armenian ...
by William Savage
The present Armenian Alphabet contains thirty-eight letters, ...
by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby
The Armenian alphabet consists of thirty-six letters, to which two others, 6 and f. were added in the Twelfth Century. This alphabet was introduced by Mesrob, a bishop of the Armenian Church, early in the Fifth Century, and waa probably based ...
Catholic Encyclopedia (1912)
For instance, the Armenian alphabet starts off with a, p, k. t, 2, etc., and ends up with the letter f. It may also be noted that the Armenian has changed the consonantal values of most of the ordinary sounds in Christian names; thus George ...
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