There were various alphabets in use during the middle ages. During the period, they did have changes as new letters were introduced and old ones redefined or omitted to help indicate phonetic and syntactic differences within languages.
- roman alphabet (and its variations for French, Spanish etc).
- cyrillic alphabet
- semitic alphabet
- greek alphabet
- arabic alphabet
It is a truism, but perhaps worth reminding ourselves -- Alphabet is taken from the (conventional) first two letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha and beta. What it was called previously to this useful portmanteau is not known
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