chalcidian alphabet

chalcidian alphabet
Usage: usually capitalized C
: any of the non-Ionic Greek alphabets; specifically : that of the Chalcidian colonies of lower Italy and Sicily from which the Latin alphabet was developed

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Chalcidian alphabet noun
The alphabet used by Chalcidian settlers in S Italy and Sicily, from which the Latin alphabet developed
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