Deaf and dumb alphabet
Alphabet Al"pha*bet, n. [L. alphabetum, fr. Gr. ? + ?, the first two Greek letters; Heb. [=a]leph and beth: cf. F. alphabet.] 1. The letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of written language. [1913 Webster]

2. The simplest rudiments; elements. [1913 Webster]

The very alphabet of our law. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Deaf and dumb alphabet}. See {Dactylology}. [1913 Webster]


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