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Etymology 1

The approximate form of I from which Latin lower case i derived

Lower case variation of upper case I, from Ancient Greek letter Ι (I), Iota).

Letter

i (lower case, upper case I)

  1. Lower case form of I. The ninth lower case letter of the classical Latin alphabet and many variations thereof, including the English alphabet.

Usage notes

The letter i is used in the International Phonetic Alphabet and in several romanization systems to represent a high tense front unrounded vowel (IPA: /i/), such as the sound of i in Spanish and Italian mi and in English machine.

See also

Derived symbols

Similar and related symbols

Etymology 2

  • (mathematics, imaginary number): abbreviation of imaginary
  • (computer programming, generic index): abbreviation of index

Symbol

i

  1. (mathematics, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The unit imaginary number that is the square root of -1. Graphically, i is shown on the vertical (y-axis) plane.
  2. (engineering, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The current flow in a circuit in amperes.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A common variable name representing a generic index, especially in loops.
Synonyms
  • (mathematics, imaginary number that is the positive square root of -1): j
  • (computer programming, common variable name representing a generic index): j
Common forms of i

Etymology 3

Lower case form of upper case roman numeral I, apparently derived from the shape of a notch scored across a tally stick.

Alternative forms

Cardinal number

i (lower case Roman numeral, upper case I)

  1. cardinal number one.

See also


English

Etymology

Old French i, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ī, from Etruscan I (i).

Pronunciation

Letter

i (lower case, upper case I, plural Is, is, I’s, i’s)

  1. (mathematics) The symbol for the imaginary number that represents the square root of (-1).
  2. The ninth letter of the English alphabet. See main entry at I.

Usage notes

The English letter i represents many different sounds, often the diphthong /aɪ/ (from Middle English /iː/), as in the pronoun I, or /ɪ/ as in bit.

Noun

Singular
i

Plural
es

i (es)
  1. The name of the letter I.
    • the position of an i-dot (the dot of an i)
    • i-mutation, i-umlaut

Translations


Bosnian

Conjunction

i [[Category:Template:lang:bs conjunctions|i]]

  1. and

Catalan

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] et (and).

Conjunction

i

  1. and; used to connect two similar words, phrases, sentences, etc.; as well as; together with; in addition to.
    Hi ha moltes colomes i teuladins — There are many pigeons and sparrows.
    Ella escriu els articles i ell els il·lustra amb els seus dibuixos — She writes the articles and he illustrates them with his drawings.

Cornish

Pronoun

i

  1. they

Croatian

Conjunction

i

  1. and

Czech

Conjunction

i

  1. and

Danish

Preposition

i

  1. in, inside.

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish i < Proto-Celtic *eni (cf. Welsh yn) < Proto-Indo-European *en (cf. English in, Latin in, Greek ἐν).

Pronunciation

Preposition

Person Normal Emphatic
1st person sing. ionam ionamsa
2d person sing. ionat ionatsa
3d sing. masc. ann annsan
3d sing. fem. inti intise
1st person pl. ionainn ionainne
2d person pl. ionaibh ionaibhse
3d person pl. iontu iontusan

i

  1. in

Usage notes

Triggers eclipsis of a following consonant.

Alternative forms

  • in (used before vowels in place of eclipsis)

Combined with definite article:


Italian

Article

i

  1. the m. pl.

See also

Noun

i f. or m. inv.

  1. I or i, the letter I or i

Derived terms


Japanese

Romaji

i (hiragana い)

  1. : stomach
  2. : position
  3. : well
  4. : hiragana letter i
  5. : katakana letter i

Ladino

Conjunction

i

  1. and
  2. too

Latin

Verb

ī

  1. go! walk!; second-person singular active imperative of .

Lojban

Particle

i

  1. Separates sentences.
  2. Separates clauses in a sentence, when combined with a conjunction of selma'o ja, joi, or bi'i or a preposition or tense marker followed by bo.

Norwegian

Preposition

i

  1. (Location) in, inside of
    Ligge i sengen — Laying in bed.
    Oppe i fjellene — Up in the mountains.
  2. (Duration of time) for, in, during
    Møtet varte (i) to timer — The meeting lasted (lit. went during) two hours.
    Han var utenlands i mange år — He lived abroad for many years.
    I høst, i vår, i dag, i går — In autumn, in spring, today, yesterday
  3. (Condition, state) in
    Være i fred — To be in peace.
    Være i god stand — To be in shape (physically fit).
    Leve i fattigdom — To live in poverty.
  4. (Means, method) in
    Betale i gull — To pay in gold.
    Gjøre noe i all hast — To do something urgently (lit. in all haste)
    i hemmelighet — in secret
  5. Pertaining to, in reference to
    I deg har jeg en sann venn — In you I have a true friend.

Polish

Pronunciation

Conjunction

i

  1. and
    Adam i Ewa tylko zjedli jabłko — Adam and Eve only ate an apple.
    Patrzę na nią i oczom nie wierzę — I look at her and can't believe my eyes.

Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

i (lowercase, capital I)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Romanian alphabet generally representing the phoneme /i/. Preceded by h and followed by î.

Usage notes

See I for notes on pronunciation.


Scottish Gaelic

Pronoun

i

  1. she, her, it (3rd person singular feminine non-emphatic pronoun)

Related terms

  • ise (emphatic)

Serbian

Pronunciation

Alternative forms

  • (Cyrillic) и (i)

Conjunction

i

  1. and

Slovak

Conjunction

i

  1. and
  2. as well as

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • (modern) y

Conjunction

i

  1. (archaic) and

Swedish

Pronunciation

Preposition

i

  1. in

See also


Tok Pisin

Particle

i

  1. Separates the subject of a sentence from the predicate, used when the subject is em, ol, or a noun.

Tupinambá

Pronoun

i

  1. He, she, it, they (with descriptive verbs)
    i porang (he/she/it is / they are beautiful)
  2. Him, her, it, them (with transitive verbs)
    a-i-kuab (i know him/her/it/them)
  3. His, her, its, their (with nouns)
    i py (his/her/its/their foot/feet)
  4. Him, her, it, them (before postpositions)
    i xupé (to him/her/it/them)

Volapük

Conjunction

i

  1. also
  2. too

Welsh

Pronoun

i

  1. I, me.

See also

Preposition

i

  1. to, for.
Singular Plural
First person i mi, i fi i ni
Second person i ti i chi
Third person iddo fe
iddi hi
iddyn nhw

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