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Translingual

Etymology

Modification of capital letter E in uncial script, from Ancient Greek Ε (E, Epsilon).

Pronunciation

Letter

e (upper case E)

  1. The fifth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

See also

  • (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  Yy  Zz
  • (Variations of letter E):  Éé  Èè  Êê  Ḙḙ  Ěě  Ĕĕ  Ẽẽ  Ḛḛ  Ẻẻ  Ėė  Ëë  Ēē  Ȩȩ  Ęę  ᶒ  Ɇɇ  Ȅȅ  Ếế  Ềề  Ễễ  Ểể  Ḝḝ  Ḗḗ  Ḕḕ  Ȇȇ  Ẹẹ  Ệệ  ⱸ  ᴇ  Ee  Ææ  Ǽǽ  Ǣǣ  &  Œœ  ᵫ
  • (select similar letters and symbols) ɘ ǝ Ə Ɛ Æ Œ
  • (other scripts) ε (e, epsilon) е (je)
  • See Appendix:Variations of "e"

Symbol

e

  1. (mathematics) The base of natural logarithms, a transcendental number with a value of approximately 2.718281828459
  2. (sciences) Symbol separating mantissa from the exponent in scientific notation.
    1.2566e-6 = 1.2566 × 10-6
  3. (IPA) close-mid front unrounded vowel
  4. (algebra, group theory) identity element
    ae = ea = a
  5. (physics) electron

Synonyms

  • (electron): e⁻
  • (identity element): 1, (chiefly matrices) I

Gallery

See also

Other representations of E:


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:

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

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /iː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɛ/, /iː/, /ə/, /eɪ/
  • In addition to the phonemes noted above, "e" can also be silent, representing no sound itself but indicating which phoneme another letter in the word represents. See the article "Silent e" on Wikipedia.

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E, plural e's)

  1. The fifth letter of the English alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

Coordinate terms

  • (Latin-script letters) letter; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Number

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The ordinal number fifth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

Noun

e (plural ees)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter E.
  2. (mathematics) the base of the natural logarithm, 2.718281828459045…

Coordinate terms

  • (Latin-script letter names) letter; a, bee, cee, dee, e, ef, gee, aitch, i, jay, kay, el, em, en, o, pee, cue, ar, ess, tee, u, vee, double-u, ex, wye, zee / zed

Translations


Afar

Letter

e

  1. The fifth letter of the Afar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, T t, S s, E e, C c, K k, X x, I i, D d, Q q, R r, F f, G g, O o, L l, M m, N n, U u, W w, H h, Y y

Afrikaans

Noun

e (plural e's, diminutive e'tjie)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter E.

Albanian

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɛ]

Pronoun

e m or f or n

  1. Third-person singular accusative-case pronominal clitic (him, her, it)
    E di. / S'e di.
    I know it. / I don't know it.
    E bleva.
    I bought it.

Preposition

e

  1. (of)
    Besa e shqiptarit nuk shitet pazarit.
    The honor of an Albanian can not be sold or bought in a bazaar.

Article

e

  1. adjectival article for:
    1. definite masculine singular adjectives in all accusative case
    2. indefinite feminine singular adjectives in the nominative case
    3. definite plural and feminine singular adjectives in the nominative and accusative cases

See also

Related terms

  • -a, -e, -i, -ia, -ja, -o, -u, -të
  • e, i, ,

Alemannic German

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ə/

Article

e f

  1. (indefinite) a/an

Declension

  • Short forms of the dative – eme, ere, eme – are also common.

Angolar

Etymology

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Pronoun

e

  1. he

Aromanian

Etymology

From Latin et.

Conjunction

e

  1. and
  2. but
  3. or

Synonyms

  • (and): shi

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /e/

Letter

e lower case (upper case E)

  1. The sixth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) hərf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ə ə, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, X x, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, Q q, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Breton

Etymology 1

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Pronoun

e

  1. his

Etymology 2

From Proto-Brythonic *ɨn, from Proto-Celtic *eni.

Preposition

e

  1. in
Usage notes

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


Catalan

Noun

e f (plural es)

  1. The Latin letter E (lowercase e).

Chinese

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Prefix

e

  1. e- (electronic)

Corsican

Etymology

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Article

e f pl

  1. the

Related terms

  • u, a, i, l'

Dalmatian

Etymology

From Latin et.

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eː
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /eː/

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The fifth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: d
  • Next letter: f

Emilian

Etymology

From Latin et, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *éti.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /e/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /e/

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The sixth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, Ĉ ĉ, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ĝ ĝ, H h, Ĥ ĥ, I i, J j, Ĵ ĵ, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, R r, S s, Ŝ ŝ, T t, U u, Ŭ ŭ, V v, Z z

Noun

e (accusative singular e-on, plural e-oj, accusative plural e-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter E.

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) litero; a, bo, co, ĉo, do, e, fo, go, ĝo, ho, ĥo, i, jo, ĵo, ko, lo, mo, no, o, po, ro, so, ŝo, to, u, ŭo, vo, zo

Fala

Conjunction

e

  1. Alternative form of i

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eː/
  • Rhymes: -eː

Letter

e (upper case E)

  1. The sixth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bókstavur; A a, Á á, B b, D d, Рð, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ó ó, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, Ú ú, V v, Y y, Ý ý, Æ æ, Ø ø

Finnish

Pronunciation

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The fifth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called ee and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kirjain; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s (Š š), T t, U u, V v (W w), X x, Y y, Z z (Ž ž), Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ə/, (also) /ø/, /œ/

Noun

e m (plural e)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter E.

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin et.

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Fula

Etymology 1

See Translingual section.

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Common to all varieties of Fula (Fulfulde / Pulaar / Pular).

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) karfeeje; ', A a, B b, Mb mb, Ɓ ɓ, C c, D d, Nd nd, Ɗ ɗ, E e, F f, G g, Ng ng, Ɠ ɠ, H h, I i, J j, Nj nj, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, Ñ ñ, Ɲ ɲ, O o, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, W w, Y y, Ƴ ƴ

Etymology 2

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Conjunction

e

  1. and
  2. with

Usage notes

  • Common to all varieties of Fula (Fulfulde / Pulaar / Pular).
  • In writing, some add an "h" before and even also after the "e": he,heh. Not sure these would count as variants.

Galician

Etymology

From Latin et.

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Gothic

Romanization

e

  1. Romanization of 𐌴

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese e. Cognates with Kabuverdianu e.

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Hawaiian

Etymology

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Particle

e

  1. used to mark the following verb as an infinitive; to
  2. used before a name, a noun or a phrase to address someone or something

Preposition

e

  1. by (indicating the agent of a verb in the passive voice)

Hungarian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Uralic *e-. Cognates include Finnish että and Estonian et.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛ]

Pronoun

e

  1. (archaic) this (used as a pronoun, that is, instead of a noun phrase, with postpositions taking nouns with cases)
    • 1836, Vörösmarty Mihály, Szózat

Determiner

e (demonstrative)

  1. this
    E házban lakott Petőfi Sándor - Petőfi Sándor lived in this house.
Usage notes

A rarer substitute of ez, but unlike ez, it does not take the case of the noun it is attached to, and no definite article is used:

ezen a helyen - e helyen (at this place)
ebben a házban - e házban (in this house)
Synonyms
  • eme
  • ezen

Interjection

e

  1. look!, hey! (expressing surprise or wanting to get attention)
    E! Hát Józsi meg hová tűnt? - Hey! Where is Joe?
    Itt van, e! - Here it is. (informal, not polite)

Etymology 2

See Translingual section.

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The ninth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • Previous letter: dzs
  • Next letter: é
  • -e (suffix)

References


Iau

Noun

e

  1. water

Further reading

  • Bill Palmer, The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area (→ISBN, 2017), page 531, table 95, Comparative basic vocabulary in Lakes Plain Languages

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛː/

Letter

e (upper case E)

  1. The sixth letter of the Icelandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bókstafur; A a, Á á, B b, D d, Рð, E e, É é, F f, G g, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ó ó, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, Ú ú, V v, X x, Y y, Ý ý, Þ þ, Æ æ, Ö ö

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/

Letter

e (upper case E)

  1. The fifth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Conjunction

e

  1. Apocopic form of ed

Related terms

  • a (to)
  • o (or)

Indo-Portuguese

Etymology

From Portuguese e (and).

Conjunction

e

  1. and (expresses two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other)

Interlingua

Alternative forms

  • (rare) et

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Istriot

Etymology

From Latin et.

Conjunction

e

  1. and
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 128:
      Caro, cun quil visito bianco e russo.
      Dear, with that little white and red face.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/
  • Rhymes: -e
  • Hyphenation: é

Etymology 1

From Latin ē (the name of the letter E).

Noun

e f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter E.; e

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) lettera; a, bi, ci, di, e, effe, gi, acca, i, i lunga, kappa, elle, emme, enne, o, pi, cu, erre, esse, ti, u, vu, doppia vu, ics, ipsilon, zeta

Etymology 2

From Latin et.

Alternative forms

  • ed (prevocalic)

Conjunction

e

  1. and

References


Japanese

Romanization

e

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of
  3. Rōmaji transcription of
  4. Rōmaji transcription of

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese e.

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Kosraean

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *api, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hapuy, from Proto-Austronesian *Sapuy. Compare Malay api, Malagasy afo, Tsat pui³³, Palauan ngau, Chuukese ááf, Tongan afi, Samoan afi and Hawaiian ahi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/

Noun

e

  1. fire

Latin

Etymology 1

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Letter

e

  1. A letter of the Latin alphabet.

Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /eː/

Noun

ē f (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter E.
Coordinate terms
  • (Latin-script letter names) littera; ā, bē, cē, dē, ē, ef, gē, hā, ī, kā, el, em, en, ō, pē, kū, er, es, tē, ū, ix / īx / ex, ȳ / ī graeca / ȳpsīlon, zēta

References

  • e in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • e in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • e in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • e in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), part III: “Summary of the Ancient Evidence”, page 32: "Clearly there is no question or doubt about the names of the vowels A, E, I, O, U. They are simply long A, long E, etc. (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). Nor is there any uncertainty with respect to the six mutes B, C, D, G, P, T. Their names are bē, cē, dē, gē, pē, tē (each with a long E). Or about H, K, and Q: they are hā, kā, kū—each, again, with a long vowel sound."

Etymology 3

Abbreviated from ex.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /e/, [ɛ]

Preposition

ē (short form of ex)

  1. out of, from
Derived terms
  • ē plūribus ūnum
Related terms
  • ē-
  • ex

Latvian

Etymology

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɛ]
  • IPA(key): [æ]

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The seventh letter of the Latvian alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

The letter E/e (like its long counterpart Ē/ē) represent two sounds, [ɛ] — šaurais e (narrow e) — and [æ] — platais e (broad e). In principle, [ɛ] is used when there is a palatal element (the vowels i, ī, e, ē, the diphthongs ie, ei, and the palatal consonants j, ķ, ģ, ļ, ņ, š, ž, č, , and, in the old spelling, ŗ) either in the same or in the following syllable; otherwise, [æ] is used. Unfortunately, some historical changes have obscured this pattern by removing some previously existing palatal elements; as a result of that, for a number of words the actual pronunciation of the letter e — [ɛ] or [æ] — must be memorized.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) burts; A a, Ā ā, B b, C c, Č č, D d, E e, Ē ē, F f, G g, Ģ ģ, H h, I i, Ī ī, J j, K k, Ķ ķ, L l, Ļ ļ, M m, N n, Ņ ņ, O o, P p, R r, S s, Š š, T t, U u, Ū ū, V v, Z z, Ž ž

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɛ]

Noun

e m (invariable)

  1. The Latvian name of the Latin script letter E/e.

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) latviešu burtu vārdi; a, garais ā, bē, cē, čē, dē, e, garais ē, ef, gā, ģē, hā, i, garais ī, jē, kā, ķē, el, eļ, em, en, eņ, o, pē, er, es, eš, tē, u, garais ū, vē, zē, žē

Ligurian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/

Etymology 1

From Latin et, from Proto-Indo-European *éti (beyond, over).

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Etymology 2

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Article

e f pl (singular a)

  1. the

Livonian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /e/

Letter

e (upper case E)

  1. The eighth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kēratēḑ; A a, Ā ā, Ä ä, Ǟ ǟ, B b, D d, Ḑ ḑ, E e, Ē ē, F f, G g, H h, I i, Ī ī, J j, K k, L l, Ļ ļ, M m, N n, Ņ ņ, O o, Ō ō, Ȯ ȯ, Ȱ ȱ, Õ õ, Ȭ ȭ, P p, R r, Ŗ ŗ, S s, Š š, T t, Ț ț, U u, Ū ū, V v, Z z, Ž ž

Lule Sami

Etymology

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Verb

e

  1. third-person plural present of ij

Malay

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The fifth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Mandarin

Romanization

e (Zhuyin ˙ㄜ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of

e

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of é.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ě.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of è.

Usage notes

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

Mauritian Creole

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ø], [e]

Letter

e

  1. the fifth letter of the modern Latin alphabet

Etymology 2

From French et.

Alternative forms

  • ek

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [e]

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

e

  1. Alternative form of æ

Etymology 2

Pronoun

e

  1. Alternative form of I

References

  • “ich (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 5 May 2018.

Etymology 3

Pronoun

e

  1. Alternative form of he

References

  • “he, pron. (3)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 12 June 2018.

Middle Low German

Alternative forms

  • ee, eje, ewe

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *aiwaz, whence also Old Norse ei

Adverb

ê

  1. always

Descendants

  • German Low German: Ehe

Navajo

Letter

e

  1. The eighth letter of the Navajo alphabet:
    e = /ɛ˨/
    ę = /ɛ̃˨/
    é = /ɛ˥/
    ę́ = /ɛ̃˥/
    ee = /ɛː˨˨/
    ęę = /ɛ̃ː˨˨/
    ée = /ɛː˥˨/
    ę́ę = /ɛ̃ː˥˨/
    eé = /ɛː˨˥/
    ęę́ = /ɛ̃ː˨˥/
    éé = /ɛː˥˥/
    ę́ę́ = /ɛ̃ː˥˥/

Neapolitan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/

Etymology 1

From Latin de

Alternative forms

'e

Preposition

e

  1. of (used to express ownership)

Etymology 2

From Latin et

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Norwegian

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /eː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /eː/, /e/, /ɛ/, /ə/, /æ/

Etymology 1

See Translingual section.

Letter

e

  1. The fifth letter of the Norwegian alphabet
Inflection

Usage notes

  • /ə/ only appears in unstressed syllables.

Etymology 2

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Verb

e

  1. (dialectal) Present tense of være (Bokmål), vera/vere (Nynorsk); equivalent to standardized er.

Novial

Etymology

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Conjunction

e

  1. and

Nzadi

Particle

é

  1. Used to link a possessed noun to its possessor.

Usage notes

This particle accompanies several tonal changes, as well as a simplification or elision of the coda of the possessed noun in some cases. Many nouns can be linked directly in possessive constructions without using this particle, chiefly those that denotes humans or animals when used in the singular, although it is impossible to predict exactly which nouns will follow which pattern based on semantics, ancestral noun class, or morphology.

Further reading

  • Crane, Thera; Larry Hyman; Simon Nsielanga Tukumu (2011) A grammar of Nzadi [B.865]: a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, →ISBN

Occitan

Etymology

From Old Occitan e, from Latin et.

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Old French

Conjunction

e

  1. Alternative form of et

Old Occitan

Etymology

From Latin et.

Conjunction

e

  1. and

Descendants

  • Catalan: i
  • Occitan: e

Old Portuguese

Etymology 1

From Latin et, from Proto-Indo-European *éti.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/

Conjunction

e

  1. and (expresses two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other)
Descendants
  • Fala: i
  • Galician: e
  • Portuguese: e
    • Guinea-Bissau Creole: i, e
    • Indo-Portuguese: e
    • Kabuverdianu: y, i, e
    • Papiamentu: i, y

Etymology 2

Alternative form of é

Verb

e

  1. Alternative form of é
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 7 (facsimile):
      Eſta e como ſanta Maria liurou a Abadeſſa prenne q̇ adormecera anto ſeu Altar chorando.
      This one is about how Holy Mary acquitted the pregnant abbess who had fallen asleep crying in front of her altar.

Papiamentu

Etymology 1

From Portuguese ele and Spanish él and Kabuverdianu el.

Pronoun

e

  1. he, she, third person singular.

Etymology 2

From Portuguese este and Spanish este and Kabuverdianu es.

Article

e

  1. the (definite article)

Pohnpeian

Etymology 1

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Pronoun

e

  1. he, she, it, third person pronoun

Etymology 2

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Alternative forms

  • ah
  • eh

Determiner

e

  1. his, her, hers, its, third person possessive pronoun

Etymology 3

Of Onomatopoeic origin.

Interjection

e

  1. what, in response to being called

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: e

Letter:

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɛ/, /ˈe/
  • Homophone: é

Conjunction:

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /i/
  • Homophone: i

Noun:

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈe/

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese e (and), from Latin et (and), from Proto-Indo-European *éti.

Conjunction

e

  1. and (connects two clauses indicating that the events occurred together, one after the other or without any special implication)
  2. and (connects the last and penultimate elements in a list)
  3. (emphatic) and (connects every element of a list)
  4. (logic) and (indicates a conjunction operation)
  5. (in the format “X e X”) and (indicates a great number of something)
Quotations

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:e.

Synonyms
  • &
Descendants
  • Guinea-Bissau Creole: i, e
  • Indo-Portuguese: e
  • Kabuverdianu: y, i, e
  • Papiamentu: i, y

Noun

e m (uncountable)

  1. (logic) and, conjunction

Quotations

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Etymology 2

See Translingual section.

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The fifth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
See also
  • (Latin-script letters) letra; A a (Á á, À à,  â, àã), B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e (É é, Ê ê), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í), J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ô ô, Õ õ), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
  • The fifth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, called ê or é and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 3

Abbreviation of este

Noun

e m (uncountable)

  1. Abbreviation of este (east)

Etymology 4

Verb

e

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Alternative form of é (is)

Rapa Nui

Etymology

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Particle

e

  1. agentive particle that marks the subject when a sensing verb is used

Usage notes

Only used with sensing verbs; otherwise use i.


Romagnol

Etymology

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Conjunction

e

  1. and

Romanian

Etymology 1

See Translingual section.

Pronunciation

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

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The seventh letter of the Romanian alphabet.
Usage notes

See E for pronunciation notes and details.

See also
  • Previous letter: d
  • Next letter: f

Etymology 2

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Interjection

e

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

Etymology 3

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /je/

Verb

e

  1. (informal) third-person singular present indicative of fi
    El e un copil.
    "He is a child."
Synonyms
  • este
  • (regional) îi
  • (familiar) -i

Etymology 4

See et.

Conjunction

e

  1. (obsolete) and
  2. (obsolete) but
Synonyms
  • (and): și
  • (but): dar, iar

Samoan

Etymology

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Preposition

e

  1. by (a person or animate object)

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish é, hé, from Proto-Indo-European *éy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɛ]

Pronoun

e

  1. he
  2. him
  3. (referring to a masculine noun) it

Related terms

  • esan (emphatic)

See also

References

  • “e” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • C. Marstrander, E. G. Quin et al., editors (1913–76), “1 é, hé”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language: Based Mainly on Old and Middle Irish Materials, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, →ISBN

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

See Translingual section.

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase): E

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /e/

Letter

e (Cyrillic spelling е)

  1. The 9th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by đ and followed by f.
Usage notes

Its name is е /e/ and it has the sound of e in net.

Etymology 2

Variant of ej or hej

Interjection

e (Cyrillic spelling е)

  1. (rare) well, now
  2. (informal, at the beginning of the sentence) hey
  3. (informal, at the beginning of the sentence) Used to emphasize the sentence
  4. (informal, at the beginning of the sentence) Used to express surprise
  5. (informal, at the beginning of the sentence) Used to get attention or change the topic of conversation, especially if followed by a (and; but)

Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /e/, /ɛ/

Letter

e (upper case E)

  1. The tenth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bukva; A a,  â, B b, C c, Č č, Ʒ ʒ, Ǯ ǯ, D d, Đ đ, E e, F f, G g, Ǧ ǧ, Ǥ ǥ, H h, I i, J j, K k, Ǩ ǩ, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, O o, Õ õ, P p, R r, S s, Š š, T t, U u, V v, Z z, Ž ž, Å å, Ä ä, ʹ

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/
  • Homophones: he,
  • Rhymes: -e

Etymology 1

See Translingual section.

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The fifth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Noun

e f (plural es)

  1. Name of the letter E.

Etymology 2

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Alternative forms

  • y
  • é (obsolete)

Conjunction

e

  1. and
Usage notes

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

See also

  • u

Sranan Tongo

Etymology

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Particle

e

  1. Verbal marker for continuous aspect.

Swedish

Etymology 1

See Translingual section.

Pronunciation

  • letter name: IPA(key): /eː/
  • phoneme: IPA(key): /eː/, /ɛ/, /ɛː/

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The fifth letter of the Swedish alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bokstav; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z, Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö

Etymology 2

Verb

e

  1. (colloquial, Internet slang, text messaging) Pronunciation spelling of är.

Tahitian

Etymology

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Particle

e

  1. indicates that an action is unfinished when inserted before the verb

Teop

Etymology

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Pronoun

e

  1. him, her, it (third-person pronoun, objective case, singular)

External links

  • https://corpus1.mpi.nl/media-archive/dobes_data/Teop/Info/Teop_Sketch_Grammar_May07.pdf
  • http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2012-indiv-sol.en.pdf

Tongan

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/

Preposition

e

  1. by

Turkish

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The sixth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Noun

e

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter E.

See also

  • (Latin script letter names) harf; a, be, ce, çe, de, e, fe, ge, yumuşak ge, he, ı, i, je, ke, le, me, ne, o, ö, pe, re, se, şe, te, u, ü, ve, ye, ze (Category: tr:Latin letter names)

Turkmen

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /e/

Letter

e (upper case E)

  1. The fifth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harp; A a, B b, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ä ä, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, Ž ž, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ň ň, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, W w, Y y, Ý ý, Z z

Tuvaluan

Etymology

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Particle

e

  1. present tense marker, inserted immediately before the relevant verb

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɛ˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɛ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɛ˧˧]

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Portuguese é.

Noun

e

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter E.

Etymology 2

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Verb

e (, , 𢙬, 𠵱, 𠲖, )

  1. to fear; to be apprehensive, to be afraid
  2. to be slightly ashamed
See also

Etymology 3

Pronoun

e

  1. (slang, Internet, text messaging) Abbreviation of em.

References

  • "e" in Hồ Ngọc Đức, Free Vietnamese Dictionary Project (details)
  • Lê Sơn Thanh, "Nom-Viet.dat", WinVNKey (details)

Vilamovian

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

e n

  1. egg

Volapük

Alternative forms

  • (before a vowel) ed

Etymology

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Conjunction

e

  1. and

Related terms

  • ü, üd (or)

Welsh

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eː/

Pronoun

e

  1. he, him

Usage notes

E is used predominantly in the south of Wales, while o is used in the north, with fe and fo as variants of e and o respectively. In formal Welsh, the equivalent pronoun is ef.


Westrobothnian

Etymology 1

From Old Norse æ (ay, ever, always), from Proto-Germanic *aiwi (forever).

Adverb

e

  1. ay
    e värr å e värr
    ever worse and worse

Etymology 2

Article

e

  1. Alternative form of i

Etymology 3

Preposition

e

  1. Alternative form of i

Zazaki

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Interjection

e

  1. yes

Particle

e

  1. yes

Antonyms


Zulu

Letter

e (lower case, upper case E)

  1. The fifth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

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