Letter


Letter
Letter Sf erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. In Anlehnung an frz. lettre umgebildet aus älterem Litter, das in mittelhochdeutscher Zeit aus l. littera "Buchstabe" entlehnt ist (frz. lettre ist dessen lautgerechter Nachfolger). Die Herkunft des lateinischen Wortes ist nicht ausreichend klar.
   Ebenso nndl. letter, ne. letter; Alliteration, Belletristik, Literatur.
Leser, E. ZDW 15 (1914), 21;
DF 2 (1942), 21;
Deroy, L. ECl 43 (1975), 45-58 (Erklärung als etruskisch). französisch frz.

Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache. 2013.

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