- Unleavened; unfermented. B () may be the 2nd page of this English alphabet. (See Guide to Pronunciation, // 196, 220.) Its etymologically about p, v, f, w and m , letters representing noises having a close organic affinity to unique noise; like in Eng. bursar and purser; Eng. bear and Lat. ferre; Eng. gold and Ger. silber; Lat. cubitum plus it. gomito; Eng. seven, Anglo-Saxon seofon, Ger. sieben, Lat. septem, Gr."epta`, Sanskrit saptan. The type of page B is Roman, from Greek B (Beta), of Semitic origin. The tiny b had been formed by progressive change from the capital B.
(a.) Unleavened; unfermented.