Definitions

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  • n. letter, letter of the alphabet, a written character.
  • n. A group of individuals involved in the creation or formation of books.

Etymologies

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From Middle English bocstaff ("letter, written character"), from Old English bōcstæf ("letter, written symbol"), equivalent to book +‎ staff. Compare modern Norwegian, Swedish bokstav / Danish bogstav, modern German Buchstabe ("letter").

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book +‎ staff (“group of people”)

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