1560s, from alphabet + -ical. Relevant: Alphabetically.
associated with or expressed by a writing system that makes use of an alphabet
- organized in an effort in accordance with the alphabet
- with respect to, furnished with, expressed by, or in your order of, the letters for the alphabet; as, alphabetic characters, writing, languages, arrangement.
(a.) related to, furnished with, expressed by, or in your order of, the letters associated with alphabet; because, alphabetic figures, writing, languages, arrangement.
- (a.) Literal.
The contents of the volumes of Migne's patrologies are given in the Catalogue general des livres de l'abbe Migne, and a useful list in alphabetical order of the writers in the Greek Patrologia has been compiled by Dr J.