Meaning of Latin alphabet

Lat'in al'phabet

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  1. the alphabetical script derived from the Greek alphabet through Etruscan, used from about the 6th century b.c. for the writing of Latin, and since adopted, with modifications and additions of letters such as w, by the languages of Western Europe, including English, as well as many other languages. Also called
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