Definition of analphabet in English:

analphabet

(also analphabete)

adjective

  • Characterized by ignorance of or lack of familiarity with the letters of the alphabet; wholly or partially illiterate.

noun

  • Also in form analphabete. A person who is wholly or partially illiterate.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From post-classical Latin analphabetus illiterate from ancient Greek ἀναλϕάβητος from ἀν- + ἀλϕάβητος. In use as noun and in later use as adjective probably chiefly after corresponding forms in other languages: compare German † Analphabetus, Analphabet, † Analphabet, nouns, analphabeten, adjective, Italian analfabeta, † analfabeto, noun, Portuguese analfabeto, adjective and noun, Spanish analfabeto, adjective and noun, French analphabète.

Pronunciation

analphabet

/anˈalfəbɛt/