Definition of syllabary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɪləbəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪləberi//
(pl. syllabaries) (specialist)
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a set of written characters representing syllables and used as an alphabet in some languages Word Originmid 19th cent.: from modern Latin syllabarium, from Latin syllaba, from Greek sullabē, from sun- ‘together’ + lambanein ‘take’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: syllabary