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This letter is modified from the Hebrew א (aleph = an ox), which was meant to indicate the outline of an ox’s head.

A among the Egyptians is denoted by the hieroglyphic which represents the ibis. Among the Greeks it was the symbol of a bad augury in the sacrifices.

A in logic is the symbol of a universal affirmative. A asserts, E denies. Thus, syllogisms in bArbArA contain three universal affirmative propositions.

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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A
A1
A.B
A.B.C
A B C Book
A.B.C. Process (The)
A. E. I. O. U
A.U.C
Aaron
Ab
Aback

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