Meaning of transliterate

trans•lit•er•ate

Pronunciation: (trans-lit'u-rāt", tranz-), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to change (letters, words, etc.) into corresponding characters of another alphabet or language:&KHgr; as ch. to transliterate the Greek
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