f

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Translingual

Etymology

Modification of upper case Latin letter F, from Greek Ϝ (W, Digamma), from Phœnician 𐤅(W, waw), the ultimate source being probably Egyptian.

Letter

f (upper case F)

  1. The sixth 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 F):  Ḟḟ  Ƒƒ  ᵮ  ᶂ  ꜰ  Ff  ff  fi  ffi  fl  ffl

Pronunciation

Symbol

f

  1. (music) forte
  2. (IPA) voiceless labiodental fricative
  3. (physics) frequency
  4. (optics) focal length
  5. (linguistics) feminine gender

Gallery

See also

Other representations of F:


English

Etymology 1

Old English lower case letter f, from 7th century replacement by Latin lower case f of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter (f, fe).

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛf/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /f/
  • (letter name): Rhymes: -ɛf
  • See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 178, 179, 188, 198, 230 in the 1913 Webster dictionary

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F, plural fs or f's)

  1. The sixth letter of the English alphabet, called ef and written in the Latin script.
Usage notes

eff as a verb.

Derived terms
See also
  • (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

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

Etymology 2

Symbol

f

  1. (music) The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or scale of C. F sharp (F♯) is a tone intermediate between F and G.
Derived terms
  • F clef: the bass clef. See under clef.

Noun

f

  1. (printing, abbreviation) Folio, paper and book size (10"-12.5" x 15"-20")
    Synonyms: F, fo
  2. (euphemistic) fuck
    What the f do you think you're doing?
  3. Alternative form of f.
Derived terms
  • effing and blinding
Translations

Interjection

f

  1. Alternative letter-case form of F
See also
  • F
  • c
  • m
  • n

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /f/

Letter

f lower case (upper case F)

  1. The eighth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, called fe and 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

Basque

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /efe/, [e̞.fe̞]

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth letter of the Basque alphabet, called efe and written in the Latin script.

See also

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

Dutch

Pronunciation

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

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

See also

  • Previous letter: e
  • Next letter: g

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /fo/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /f/

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The seventh letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called fo 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

Estonian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈefː/

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called eff and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Used only in loanwords.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) täht; 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, Z z, Ž ž, T t, U u, V v (W w), Õ õ, Ä ä, Ö ö, Ü ü (X x, Y y)

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /f/

Letter

f (upper case F)

  1. The seventh 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

  • IPA(key): /ˈæf/, [ˈæf] (name of letter)
  • IPA(key): /ˈef/, [ˈe̞f] (name of letter)

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äf or ef and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Used only in loanwords.

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

Noun

f

  1. (music) F (note)

Usage notes

Capitalized for the great octave or any octave below that, or in names of major keys; not capitalized for the small octave or any octave above that, or in names of minor keys.

Declension


French

Pronunciation

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ɛf/

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

Fula

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /f/

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  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

Gothic

Romanization

f

  1. Romanization of 𐍆

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈf]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈɛfː]

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called eff and written in the Latin script.

Declension

Derived terms

  • f-moll

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) betű; A a, Á á, B b, C c, Cs cs, D d, Dz dz, Dzs dzs, E e, É é, F f, G g, Gy gy, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, Ly ly, M m, N n, Ny ny, O o, Ó ó, Ö ö, Ő ő, P p, R r, S s, Sz sz, T t, Ty ty, U u, Ú ú, Ü ü, Ű ű, V v, Z z, Zs zs. Only in the extended alphabet: Q q W w X x Y y. Commonly used: ch. Also defined: à ë. In surnames (selection): ä aa cz ds eé eö ew oe oó th ts ÿ.

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ɛfː/

Letter

f (upper case F)

  1. The eighth 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

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /f/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /fe/

Letter

f (upper case F)

  1. The sixth 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

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛf/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /f/

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) alfabet; 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

Italian

Noun

f m or f (invariable)

  1. see under F

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): [f]

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The ninth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called ef and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

The letter F/f (like H/h, and O/o representing [o], [oː] instead of [uə̯]) is found only in words of foreign origin (borrowings).

See also

  • Letters of the Latvian alphabet:
    burti: Aa, Āā, Bb, Cc, Čč, Dd, Ee, Ēē, Ff, Gg, Ģģ, Hh, Ii, Īī, Jj, Kk, Ķķ, Ll, Ļļ, Mm, Nn, Ņņ, Oo, Pp, Rr, Ss, Šš, Tt, Uu, Ūū, Vv, Zz, Žž

Livonian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /f/

Letter

f (upper case F)

  1. The tenth 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

Malay

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth 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

Maltese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /f/
  • IPA(key): /v/ (per assimilation to a following voiced obstruent)

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) ittra; A a, B b, Ċ ċ, D d, E e, F f, Ġ ġ, G g, Għ għ, H h, Ħ ħ, I i, Ie ie, 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, Ż ż, Z z

Norwegian Bokmål

Letter

f (upercase F)

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

See also

  • (Latin script letters) Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz, Ææ, Øø, Åå

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛf/

Letter

f (upper case F, lower case)

  1. The ninth letter of the Polish alphabet, called ef and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, Ą ą, B b, C c, Ć ć, D d, E e, Ę ę, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, Ł ł, M m, N n, Ń ń, O o, Ó ó, P p (Q q), R r, S s, Ś ś, T t, U u (V v), W w (X x), Y y, Z z, Ź ź, Ż ż

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth 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

Romani

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /f/

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. (International Standard) The eighth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. (Pan-Vlax) The ninth letter of the Romani 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, X x, I i, J j, K k, Kh kh, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Ph ph, R r, S s, T t, Th th, U u, V v, Z z International Standard: (À à, Ä ä, Ǎ ǎ), Ć ć, Ćh ćh, (È è, Ë ë, Ě ě), (Ì ì, Ï ï, Ǐ ǐ), (Ò ò, Ö ö, Ǒ ǒ), Rr rr, Ś ś, (Ù ù, Ü ü, Ǔ ǔ), Ź ź, Ʒ ʒ, Q q, Ç ç, ϴ θ. Pan-Vlax: Č č, Čh čh, Dž dž, (Dź dź), Ř ř, Š š, (Ś ś), Ž ž, (Ź ź).

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /f/

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The eighth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ef, fe, or and written in the Latin script.

See also

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

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase) F

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /f/

Letter

f (Cyrillic spelling ф)

  1. The 10th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by e and followed by g.

Preposition

f (Cyrillic spelling ф)

  1. (Kajkavian) in, at (location) [+locative]
  2. (Kajkavian) to, into (direction) [+accusative]
  3. (Kajkavian) on, in, at, during (time) [+accusative]
  4. (Kajkavian) in, during (time) [+accusative]

Synonyms

  • u, v, vu

Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /f/

Letter

f (upper case F)

  1. The eleventh 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

(letter name)

  • IPA(key): /ˈefe/, [ˈe.fe]

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth letter of the Spanish alphabet, called ef and written in the Latin script.

Turkish

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The seventh letter of the Turkish alphabet, called fe 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

Turkmen

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ɸ/

Letter

f (upper case F)

  1. The seventh letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called fe 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

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ɛv/
    • (informal) IPA(key): /v/

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The eighth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called èf and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by e and followed by ff.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) llythyren; A a (Á á, À à,  â, Ä ä), B b, C c, Ch ch, D d, Dd dd, E e (É é, È è, Ê ê, Ë ë), F f, Ff ff, G g, Ng ng, H h, I i (Í í, Ì ì, Πî, Ï ï), J j, L l, Ll ll, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ò ò, Ô ô, Ö ö), P p, Ph ph, R r, Rh rh, S s, T t, Th th, U u (Ú ú, Ù ù, Û û, Ü ü), W w (Ẃ ẃ, Ẁ ẁ, Ŵ ŵ, Ẅ ẅ), Y y (Ý ý, Ỳ ỳ, Ŷ ŷ, Ÿ ÿ)

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “f”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Yoruba

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /f/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /fí/

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) lẹ́tà; A a (Á á, À à, Ā ā), B b, D d, E e (É é, È è, Ē ē), Ẹ ẹ (Ẹ́ ẹ́, Ẹ̀ ẹ̀, Ẹ̄ ẹ̄), F f, G g, Gb gb, H h, I i (Í í, Ì ì, Ī ī), J j, K k, L l, M m (Ḿ ḿ, M̀ m̀, M̄ m̄), N n (Ń ń, Ǹ ǹ, N̄ n̄), O o (Ó ó, Ò ò, Ō ō), Ọ ọ (Ọ́ ọ́, Ọ̀ ọ̀, Ọ̄ ọ̄), P p, R r, S s, Ṣ ṣ, T t, U u (Ú ú, Ù ù, Ū ū), W w, Y y
  • As used in Benin: (Latin-script letters) lɛ́tà; A a, B b, D d, E e, Ɛ ɛ, F f, G g, Gb gb, H h, I i, J j, K k, Kp kp, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ɔ ɔ, P p, R r, S s, Sh sh, T t, U u, W w, Y y

Zulu

Letter

f (lower case, upper case F)

  1. The sixth 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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