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Definition of A

A means: The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms in Italic, black letter, etc., are all descended from the old Latin A, which was borrowed from the Greek Alpha, of the same form; and this was made from the first letter (/) of the Phoenician alphabet, the equivalent of the Hebrew Aleph, and itself from the Egyptian origin. The Aleph was a consonant letter, with a guttural breath sound that was not an element of Greek articulation; and the Greeks took it to represent their vowel Alpha with the a sound, the Phoenician alphabet having no vowel symbols.

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A means: The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms in Italic, black letter, etc., are all descended from the old Latin A, which was borrowed from the Greek Alpha, of the same form; and this was made from the first letter (/) of the Phoenician alphabet, the equivalent of the Hebrew Aleph, and itself from the Egyptian origin. The Aleph was a consonant letter, with a guttural breath sound that was not an element of Greek articulation; and the Greeks took it to represent their vowel Alpha with the a sound, the Phoenician alphabet having no vowel symbols.

Meaning of A

A means: The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms in Italic, black letter, etc., are all descended from the old Latin A, which was borrowed from the Greek Alpha, of the same form; and this was made from the first letter (/) of the Phoenician alphabet, the equivalent of the Hebrew Aleph, and itself from the Egyptian origin. The Aleph was a consonant letter, with a guttural breath sound that was not an element of Greek articulation; and the Greeks took it to represent their vowel Alpha with the a sound, the Phoenician alphabet having no vowel symbols.

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Meaning of Accordancy

Accordancy means: Accordance.

Meaning of Jangle

Jangle means: To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.

Meaning of Knock

Knock means: A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.

Meaning of Reset

Reset means: The act of resetting.

Meaning of Ungueal

Ungueal means: Ungual.

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Meaning of NTL

NTL means: nonetheless

Meaning of idiot box

idiot box means: TV set, a television. Turn on the idiot box and let's catch the weather.

Meaning of dutch (to go ...)

dutch (to go ...) means: A situation in which both partners pay a share of costs on a date.

Meaning of postal (go ...)

postal (go ...) means: To 'go postal' is to indulge in arbitrary unprovoked and usually unwarranted acts of violence. To be 'postal' is to be insane, e.g. "He's postal". Derived from the violent acts of US Postal workers who, for no real reason, go on killing sprees.

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