Chalcidian alphabet

▪ writing system
also called  Chalcidic,  

      one of several variants of the Greek alphabet, used in western Greece (Évvoia) and in some of the Greek colonies in Italy (Magna Graecia); probably ancestral to the Etruscan alphabet. See Greek alphabet.

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