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bookstave — noun /ˈbʊk.stɪv/ Alternative form of bookstaff letter, alphabetic symbol . See bookstaff … Wiktionary
letter — 1. noun /ˈlɛt.ə,ˈlet.ə,ˈlɛt.ɚ/ a) A symbol in an alphabet, bookstave. There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. b) A written message. See also note. I wrote a letter to my sister about my life … Wiktionary
Bocstaef — A letter of the alphabet; that letter which is alliterative in a line of OldEngl. poetry; modernised as bookstave … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases