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Translingual

Letter

l (upper case L)

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

Quotations

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

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 L):  Ĺĺ  Ľľ  Ļļ  Ḷḷ  Ḹḹ  Ḽḽ  Ḻḻ  Łł  Ŀŀ  Ƚƚ  Ⱡⱡ  Ɫɫ  ɬ  ᶅ  ɭ  ȴ  ʟ  Ll  fl  ffl  ℔  LJLjlj  LJLjlj  Ỻỻ

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Symbol

l

  1. (IPA) alveolar lateral approximant.
  2. litre or liter
  3. The Roman numeral representing 50.
  4. (linear) length (arclength is often denoted with a cursive l)

Quotations

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

Synonyms

  • (litre): L

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • L, l, Ⅼ, XXXXX, xxxxx, ↆ

Symbol

l

  1. , the Roman numeral fifty (50)

See also

  • Previous: ⅻ (twelve, 12)
  • Next: ⅽ (hundred, 100)

Gallery

See also

  • ɮ (lezh)

Other representations of L:


English

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ɛl/
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /l/
  • (main allophones) IPA(key): [l], [ɫ], [w]

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L, plural l's)

  1. The twelfth letter of the English alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.
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

l (lower case, upper case L)

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

Etymology 2

Abbreviation.

Noun

l

  1. litre, liter
  2. pound (sterling) (from Latin libra)
    • 1837, Joseph Chitty, The Practice of the Law in All Its Principal Departments (page 116)
      And where a barrister, in summing up the items proved before him as arbitrator, misadded them, and thereby by mistake omitted 23l. in favour of the plaintiff, the Court, even at the instance of the barrister, would not allow an amendment, the defendant's counsel objecting.

Etymology 3

Interjection

l

  1. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): (Internet slang) Clipping of lol.

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /l/

Letter

l lower case (upper case L)

  1. The eighteenth 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

Dutch

Pronunciation

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

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

Noun

l m (plural l'en, diminutive l'etje n)

  1. (euphemistic) Short for lul or any other word starting with an l.

See also

  • Previous letter: k
  • Next letter: m

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called lo 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

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /l/

Letter

l (upper case L)

  1. The fourteenth 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

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /æl/

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äl or el 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

Fula

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /l/

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L)

  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

l

  1. Romanization of 𐌻

Haitian Creole

Etymology

Contraction of li, from French lui.

Pronoun

l

  1. Contraction of li.

Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /l/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /le/

Letter

l (upper case L)

  1. The twelfth 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

Italian

Noun

l m or f (invariable)

  1. See under L

Ladin

Article

l m (singular)

  1. the

See also

  • la, l'
  • i
  • les

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): [l]

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.

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): /l/

Letter

l (upper case L)

  1. The seventeenth 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

l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth 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

Mirandese

Article

l

  1. the (definite article)

Norwegian

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /elː/, /ɛlː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /l/, /ɭ/, /ɽ/

Letter

l

  1. The 12th letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

Usage notes

  • /ɭ/ Retroflex, merge of rl.
  • /ɽ/ Tjukk L (thick L), a phenomemon found in the eastern part of Norway, around Oslo and north.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /l/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ɛl/

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Polish alphabet, called el 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, R r, S s, Ś ś, T t, U u, W w, Y y, Z z, Ź ź, Ż ż

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
    1. (humorous, possibly offensive) Sometimes, the consonant r is changed to l when depicting stereotypical speech of a Chinese person.
      • 1989, "O estranho que veio da China", Ranma ½, episode 1, Brazilian dub
        Chinese man: [speaking in broken Portuguese] Vocês, senholes, muito estlanhos, não? Este lugar muito peligoso! Ninguém usa agola, tem mais de cem fontes aqui. E cada uma delas tem uma lenda telivelmente tlágica!
        Chinese man: [speaking in broken Portuguese] You, gentlemen, are very weird, no? This place is very dangerous! Nobody uses it nowadays, it has more than one hundred springs here. And each one has a terribly tragic legend.

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

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /el/

Letter

l (lowercase, capital L)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /l/. Preceded by k and followed by m.

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase) L

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /l/

Letter

l (Cyrillic spelling л)

  1. The 16th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by k and followed by lj.

Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /l/

Letter

l (upper case L)

  1. The twentieth 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

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /l/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈele/

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The 12th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Turkish

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called le 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): /l/

Letter

l (upper case L)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called el 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

Zulu

Letter

l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth 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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