To represent (letters or words) in the corresponding characters of another alphabet.
To write or spell (words, letters, etc.) in corresponding characters of another alphabet.
Origin of transliterate
- trans– Latin littera, lītera letter –ate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin transliteratum, past participle of translitero, from trans- (“across") + literÅ , from littera (“letter").