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B . is the second letter of the English alphabet. (See Guide to Pronunciation, // 196, 220.) It is etymologically related to p, v, f, w and m , letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in Eng. bursar and purser; Eng. bear and Lat. ferre; Eng. silver and Ger. silber; Lat. cubitum and It. gomito; Eng. seven, Anglo-Saxon seofon, Ger. sieben, Lat. septem, Gr."epta`, Sanskrit saptan. The form of letter B is Roman, from Greek B (Beta), of Semitic origin. The small b was formed by gradual change from the capital B.
B/tuli pl. of Baetulus
Ba v. i. To kiss.
Baa v. i. To cry baa, or bleat as a sheep.
Baa n. The cry or bleating of a sheep; a bleat.
Baaing n. The bleating of a sheep.
Baal n. The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations.
Baal n. The whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied.
Baalim pl. of Baal
Baalism n. Worship of Baal; idolatry.
Baalist n. Alt. of Baalite
Baalite n. A worshiper of Baal; a devotee of any false religion; an idolater.
Baas pl. of Baa
Bab n. Lit., gate; -- a title given to the founder of Babism, and taken from that of Bab-ud-Din, assumed by him.
Baba n. A kind of plum cake.
 
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Smegmatic : a. Being of the nature of soap; soapy; cleansing; detersive.

 
Based on The Online Plain Text English Dictionary (OPTED) produced by Ralph S. Sutherland from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
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