I.that which is drawn, in pl. the lines of a drawing or picture, Eur., Theocr.: in sg. a drawing, picture, Plat.
II.that which is written, a written character, letter
, Lat. litera
, etc.; and in pl. letters
; hence, the alphabet
to have learnt to read
; ἐδίδασκες γράμματα, ἐγὼ δ᾽ ἐφοίτων
you kept school
, — I went there, Dem.
2.a note in music, Anth.
in pl. also, a piece of writing
, and, like Lat. literae, a letter
: an inscription, epitaph
2.papers or documents of any kind, records, accounts, Ar., Oratt.:—in sg. a bill, account, NTest.
3.a man's writings, i. e. a book, treatise, Xen.:—also, letters, learning, Plat.