Alternatively "bookstave"

Noun[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Attested in modern English, from Early Middle English bocstaff < Old English bocstæf < Proto-Germanic, cognate to German Buchstabe, Dutch/Afrikaans boekstaaf, Norwegian/Swedish bokstav, Danish bogstav, Icelandic bókstafur, Faroese bókstavur.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • "bookstaff" /ˈbʊk stɪf/
  • "bookstave" /ˈbʊk stɪv/

Main Entry[edit | edit source]

bookstaff (plural bookstaves)

  • a letter of the alphabet
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