Abugida Definition

noun

(linguistics) A writing system, similar to a syllabary, in which each symbol represents a consonant with a particular vowel. Some languages that use abugidas are Amharic, Hindi, Burmese, Cree and Ojibwe (Canadian Aboriginal syllabics). An abugida is a kind of syllabary in which the vowel is changed by modifying the base consonant symbol, so that all the forms that represent a given consonant plus each vowel resemble one another.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Abugida

Noun

Singular:
abugida
Plural:
abugidas

Origin of Abugida

  • Adapted by Peter T. Daniels from Ge'ez አቡጊዳ (a-bu-gi-da), the name of its own script, based on the Greek alphabet order (Α, Β, Γ, Δ).

    From Wiktionary

Advertisement

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to abugida using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

abugida