Alternatively "bookstave"



Attested in modern English, from Early Middle English bocstaff < Old English bocstæf < Proto-Germanic, cognate to German Buchstabe, Dutch/Afrikaans boekstaaf, Norwegian/Swedish bokstav, Danish bogstav, Icelandic bókstafur, Faroese bókstavur.


  • "bookstaff" /ˈbʊk stɪf/
  • "bookstave" /ˈbʊk stɪv/

Main EntryEdit

bookstaff (plural bookstaves)

  • a letter of the alphabet

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