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grafia f. (Noun) "orthographic symbol"

20th cent. From Greek γρᾰ́φειν (gráphein) "to write." From Proto-Indo-European *gerbh- "to scratch."

Indo-European: Germanic: Old High German kerben "to carve," Old English ceorfan 'id.' (English to carve); Balto-Slavic: Old Church Slavonic žrěbii "allotment," Russian žérebej "cut off piece"