Meaning of abjad in English:

abjad

noun

Linguistics
  • A writing system in which a character typically represents a consonant and vowels are an optional secondary feature, used for Semitic languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.

    ‘the four abjads still in use today developed from a common ancestor’

Origin

Arabic abjad, denoting the Arabic alphabet, from the initial letters of alif, bā', jīm, and dāl, the first four letters of the Arabic alphabet in its historical order.

Pronunciation

abjad

/ˈabdʒad/