etruscan alphabet

etruscan alphabet
noun
Usage: usually capitalized E
: an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet, used for writing Etruscan, and having 26 letters in its earliest known form of the 7th or 8th century B.C. and subsequently 23 and then 20

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