What is the origin of the word alphabet?
- The word alphabet derives from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha and beta.
- The English word alphabet came into Middle English from the Late Latin word alphabetum.
- Alphabetum derived from the Greek ἀλφάβητος (alphabētos).
Alpha and beta ultimately trace back to the first two letters of the Phoenician alphabet. These originally meant ox and house SourceFree download English Language Teaching Pack