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The letter e

Etymology

Approximate form of upper case letter E that was the source for lower case e Modification of capital letter E, from Ancient Greek letter Ε (E), Epsilon).

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

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

See also

Symbol

e

  1. (mathematics) The base of natural logarithms, an irrational number with a value of approximately 2.718281828459

English

Etymology

From Middle English and Old English lower 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 lower case letter e, from replacement by Latin letter e of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter  (e).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᚫ (æ) Old English lower case letter æ from replacement by Latin ligature æ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter  (æ).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc  ᛠ (ea) Old English lower case digraph ea, from replacement by Latin digraph ea of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter  (ea).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ᛇ (ēo) Old English lower case digraph eo from replacement by Latin digraph eo of Anglo-Saxon Futhorc  (ēo).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ᛟ (œ) Old English lower case letter œ from replacement by Latin ligature œ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter  (œ).

Pronunciation

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The fifth and most common letter of the English alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: d
  • Next letter: f

Noun

Singular
e

Plural
es

e (es)
  1. The name of the letter E.

Translations


Anglo-Norman

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:xno:Template:lang:la derivations]] et.

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Breton

Pronoun

e

  1. his

Preposition

e

  1. in

Usage notes

It contracts with the articles, see el, en and er.


Galician

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Hungarian

Determiner

e (demonstrative)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) this
    • 1836: Vörösmarty Mihály, Szózat
      A nagy világon e kivűl
      Nincsen számodra hely;

Usage notes

A rarer substitute of ez and its inflected forms (ezt, ezen etc.).

See also

  • -e (suffix)

Interlingua

Alternative forms

  • (rare) et

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Italian

Alternative forms

  • (before a vowel) ed

Pronunciation

Conjunction

e [[Category:Template:lang:it conjunctions|e]]

  1. and

Japanese

Noun

e (hiragana )

  1. : bait, lure
  2. : handle, shaft, gripe, helve
  3. , : picture, painting, drawing, illustration, tableau
  4. : inlet, bay
  5. : hiragana letter e
  6. : katakana letter e

Adjective

e

  1. : intelligent

Particle

e (hiragana )

  1. : particle indicating direction

Latin

Preposition

ē (short form of ex)[[Category:Template:lang:la prepositions|e]]

  1. out of, from

Derived terms


Lojban

Conjunction

e

  1. and; logically joins two sumti

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

e

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, ē, é, ě, or è.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Portuguese

Pronunciation

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Romanian

Pronunciation 1

  • (letter name) IPA: /e/
  • (phoneme, generally) IPA: /e/

Letter

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

  1. The seventh letter of the Romanian alphabet.
See also
  • Previous letter: d
  • Next letter: f
Usage notes

See E for pronunciation notes and details.

Interjection

e [[Category:Template:lang:ro interjections|e]]

  1. expression of annoyance, irritation
  2. expression of boredom, indifference
  3. (when prolonged...eee) surprise, satisfaction, admiration

Pronunciation 2

Verb

e

  1. (informal) third-person singular present tense form of [[fi#Template:lang:ro|fi]].
    El e un copil.
    "He is a child."
Synonyms

Scottish Gaelic

Pronoun

e

  1. he
  2. him
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) it

Related terms


Serbian

Etymology

Variant of ej or hej

Interjection

e (variant of ej or hej)

  1. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) hey
  2. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used to emphasize the sentence
    E, šta ima? — “Hey, what's up?”
  3. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used to express surprise
    E, otkud ti? — “Hey, where did you come from?”
  4. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used to get attention or change the topic of conversation, especially if followed by a (and, but)
    E, a vidi ovo. — “And look at this.”

Spanish

Alternative spellings

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Usage notes

Used instead of y when the following word starts with the vowel sound /i/.

See also


Welsh

Pronoun

e

  1. he, him.

Usage notes

E is used predominantly in the south of Wales, while o is used in the north. fe and fo are variants of e and o respectively.

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