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The letter e
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Etymology

Greek Ε (E, “Epsilon”), the source for Latin E From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] E from Ancient Greek Ε (E), Epsilon).

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. A letter of the Latin script, the fifth in many alphabets, including English.

See also

Symbol

E

  1. Representing × 10x in floating-point notation.
    2E5 = 2 × 105
  2. (computing) Hexadecimal symbol for 14.
  3. (physics) Energy.
  4. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for glutamic acid

English

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA: /E/, /iː/, silent
  • (letter name): IPA: /iː/, SAMPA: /i:/
    Rhymes: -iː

Etymology 1

From Middle English and Old English upper case letter E and split of Æ, EA, EO, and Œ, from five 7th century replacements of Anglo-Saxon Futhorcs by Latin letters:

  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ᛖ (e) Old English letter E, from replacement by Latin letter E of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter  (e).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᚫ (æ) Old English letter Æ from replacement by Latin ligature Æ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter  (æ).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc  ᛠ (ea) Old English digraph EA, from replacement by Latin digraph EA of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter  (ea).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ᛇ (ēo) Old English digraph EO from replacement by Latin digraph EO of Anglo-Saxon Futhorc  (ēo).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ᛟ (œ) Old English letter Œ from replacement by Latin ligature Œ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter  (œ).

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The fifth letter of the English alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: D
  • Next letter: F

Etymology 2

  • (ESRB rating, everyone): Abbreviation of everyone
  • (East): Abbreviation of east
  • (slang, ecstasy): Abbreviation of ecstacy
  • (grade): From the position of the letter E in the English alphabet

Symbol

E

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Everyone.
  2. East

Noun

Singular
E

Plural
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E ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The illicit drug ecstasy (MDMA).
  2. The grade below D in some grading systems. In most such systems, it is a failing grade.
    • 1999, Julian Stallabrass, High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s, Verso, ISBN 1859843182, page 25,
      In line with this, he is marketed not only as a mental innocent, but as a class primitive, someone who only got an E in A-level art […]
    • a2003, Rick, quoted in Linda MacDowell, Redundant Masculinities?: Employment Change and White Working Class Youth, Blackwell Publishing (2003), ISBN 1405105860, page 198,
      My results weren’t that great, to be honest. I weren’t right happy with them; I got an E in Maths and that were a surprise, but I did get a B in Technology – that were all right.
    • 2005, S. J. Smith, Joe Public, Virtualbookworm Publishing, ISBN 1589397681, page 125,
      Not really, but perhaps I’d have got an ‘E’ in Tech Drawing no matter how much I’d asserted myself. Maybe Mr. Pinkerton would have seen to it that my exam paper was tampered with. A spot of teacher to student revenge.
    • 2005, Craig Taylor, Light, Reverb, ISBN 1905315007, page 103,
      But she didn’t get the bit about my accidental artistic career, “But you can’t draw love. You got an E in your exam. I remember that. You drew that onion that looked like a boil.”

Finnish

Noun

E

  1. eximia cum laude approbatur

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /e/, /je/

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)[[Category:Template:lang:ro alphabet|E]]

  1. The seventh letter of the Romanian alphabet.

Usage notes

At the beginnings of many words, this letter takes on the sound of /je/ as in este (he/she/it is) /'je.ste/. This does not happen when the preceding word ends in a vowel, as in el este (he is) /jel'es.te/.

When followed by the letter a, a dipthong representing the phoneme /e̯a/ or /æ/ is formed, as in prea /præ/

See also

  • Previous letter: D
  • Next letter: F

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