bookstave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English bocstaf, bocstaff (letter, written character), from Old English bōcstæf (letter, written symbol). Compare modern Norwegian, Swedish bokstav / Danish bogstav, modern German Buchstabe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bookstave (plural bookstaves)

  1. (rare) Alternative form of bookstaff "letter, alphabetic symbol". See bookstaff.