Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Composed of two letters
  • adj. Written in two different scripts

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of two letters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of two letters: as, a biliteral root in language.
  • n. A word, root, or syllable formed of two letters.

Etymologies

bi- +‎ literal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All other feet, primary or secondary, consist necessarily of seven letters, as they contain a triliteral Watad (see supra i. 2) with either two biliteral Sabab khafíf (i. 1) or a quadriliteral Fásilah

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It was the most startling literary discovery since Delia Bacon burst into the silent sea on which Colonel Fabyan of the biliteral cypher is the latest navigator.

    Samuel Butler: Diogenes of the Victorians

  • It requires no arbitrary juggling with figures, no biliteral alphabets, no devious approaches by ways that are dark and tricks that are vain to show from these two passages that "Shakebeard" (Shakberd-Shaxberd-Shakespeare) is the only genuine "concealed poet," the mighty master who was not of an age but for all time.

    Was Shakespeare a Barber? The Secret of the Bard's Private Life Revealed at Last

  • Thus, like them, he distinguishes triliteral, biliteral, and even uniliteral roots; but contrary to them, he maintains that contracted and quiescent verbs are triliteral and not biliteral.

    Rashi

  • “That the triliteral roots have become biliteral, according to an organic law.”

    Chips From A German Workshop. Vol. III. Essays on Literature, Biography, and Antiquities

  • When we wish to find the meaning of a word in Hebrew or Arabic we first look for its root, whether triliteral or biliteral, and then look in the dictionary for that root and its derivatives.

    Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I Essays on the Science of Religion

  • In emanations poured forth, the mul - ning or e n d of the 484 biliteral octaves contained within the elec - other words, these light geometries titude of Masters a r o u n d t h e combinations so that the Wisdom tromagnetic lines of force, a s well have

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  • There is the distinction between biliteral and triliteral roots, and the various inflexions which accompany them; between the mere mechanical cohesion of sounds or words, and the 'chemical' combination of them into a new word; there is the distinction between languages which have had a free and full development of their organisms, and languages which have been stunted in their growth, -- lamed in their hands or feet, and never able to acquire afterwards the powers in which they are deficient; there is the distinction between synthetical languages like Greek and Latin, which have retained their inflexions, and analytical languages like

    Cratylus

  • But who gave to language these primeval laws; or why one race has triliteral, another biliteral roots; or why in some members of a group of languages b becomes p, or d, t, or ch, k; or why two languages resemble one another in certain parts of their structure and differ in others; or why in one language there is a greater development of vowels, in another of consonants, and the like -- are questions of which we only

    Cratylus

  • All other feet, primary or secondary, consist necessarily of seven letters, as they contain a triliteral Watad (see supra i. 2) with either two biliteral Sabab khafíf (i. 1) or a quadriliteral Fásilah (i.

    Arabian nights. English

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