deaf alphabet


deaf alphabet
deaf alphabet noun
Digital and manual signs used to express letters (and words and phrases) visually (also deaf-and-dumb alphabet, a name now deprecated)
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  • DEAF-MUTE — (Heb. חֵרֵשׁ, heresh), always classed in the Talmud together with the minor and the imbecile as being irresponsible and of no independent will, from which stem all the restrictions and exemptions applying to him, both in law and the performance… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Deaf and dumb alphabet — Alphabet Al pha*bet, n. [L. alphabetum, fr. Gr. ? + ?, the first two Greek letters; Heb. [=a]leph and beth: cf. F. alphabet.] 1. The letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alphabet Dactylologique — Un alphabet unimanuel publié dans the American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb, 1886. L’alphabet dactylologique ou alphabet manuel ou encore alphabet digital est l’alphabet de la langue des signes : il y sert à représenter des lettres et non des …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alphabet manuel — Alphabet dactylologique Un alphabet unimanuel publié dans the American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb, 1886. L’alphabet dactylologique ou alphabet manuel ou encore alphabet digital est l’alphabet de la langue des signes : il y sert à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alphabet — Al pha*bet, n. [L. alphabetum, fr. Gr. ? + ?, the first two Greek letters; Heb. [=a]leph and beth: cf. F. alphabet.] 1. The letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of written… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ALPHABET, HEBREW — The origin of alphabetic script has always been a subject of human curiosity. According to Greek mythology, script was brought to Greece from Phoenicia. This tradition was accepted by the Greek and Roman writers, some of whom developed it even… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • deaf — adj. 1 wholly or partly without hearing (deaf in one ear). 2 (foll. by to) refusing to listen or comply. 3 insensitive to harmony, rhythm, etc. (tone deaf). Phrases and idioms: deaf aid Brit. a hearing aid. deaf and dumb alphabet (or language etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alphabet dactylologique — Un alphabet unimanuel publié dans the American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb, 1886. L’alphabet dactylologique ou alphabet manuel ou encore alphabet digital est l’alphabet de la langue des signes : il y sert à représenter des lettres et non des …   Wikipédia en Français

  • deaf-and-dumb alphabet — noun : manual alphabet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Education of the Deaf and Dumb —     Education of the Deaf and Dumb     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Education of the Deaf and Dumb     Education essentially includes the process of encouraging, strengthening, and guiding the faculties, whether of mind or body, so as to make them… …   Catholic encyclopedia