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LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A
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Basic Latin B
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FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A

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Translingual

Etymology 1

From the Etruscan letter 𐌀 (a), from the Ancient Greek letter Α (A, alpha), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤀 (ʾ, aleph), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓃾.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a/ (most languages)

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
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Symbol

A

  1. Marks the first item in a list.
    A. Go to the store. B. Get some food. C. Return home. D. Eat.
  2. A hypothetical item or person designated the first, usually when there are more than one.
    Person A had 5 apples, and person B...
  3. Ten, especially used in bases above ten, such as duodecimal, hexadecimal, vigesimal and so on.
    Decimal 270 can be converted as duodecimal 1A6 or vigesimal DA.
    (computing) The variable was a byte with value A0, or 160 in decimal.
  4. A standard size of dry cell battery, slightly larger than AA.
  5. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A system of paper sizes with similar proportions, as A0, A1, A2, etc.
  6. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) An academic grade lower than A+ but greater than A-.
  7. (linguistics) A wildcard for an open vowel
  8. (finance) Long-term bond credit rating by S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings, indicating that a bond is upper-medium grade with low risk of default.
  9. (clothing) Bra cup size.
See also
  • (previous) 9, (next) B

Etymology 2

The abbreviation of a variety of terms.

Symbol

A

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) Symbol for the element Argon, changed after 1956 to Ar.
  2. (chemistry, physics) Symbol for mass number (nucleon number). Abbreviation of English atomic mass number..
  3. (geometry) Area.
  4. (international standards) A category of vehicle licence under the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, referring to motorcycles.

Noun

A

  1. (physics, International System of Units) Ampere, a unit of electrical current.
  2. (genetics) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for adenine in genetic code.
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter symbol for alanine in proteins.
    Synonym: Ala
  4. (music) Alto.

Proper noun

A

  1. (vehicle-distinguishing signs) Austria.

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Further reading

References

  1. ^ Christine A. Lindberg, editor (2002), “A”, in The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, →ISBN, page 1.
  2. ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief, William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “A”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford, New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 1.

English

Runic letter (a, ansuz), source for Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letters replaced by A

Etymology 1

From Middle English and Old English upper case letter A and split of Middle English and Old English upper case letter Æ.

  • The Old English letters A and Æ replaced the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letters (a, āc) and (æ, æsc), derived from the Runic letter (a, Ansuz), in the 7th century.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a, plural As or A's)

  1. The first letter of the English alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.
    Apple starts with A.
    • 1943 November – 1944 February (date written; published 1945 August 17), George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], Animal Farm , London: Secker & Warburg, published May 1962, →OCLC:
      Boxer could not get beyond the letter D. He would trace out A, B, C, D, in the dust with his great hoof []
Derived terms
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Number

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The ordinal number first, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.
    Item A is "foods", item B is "drinks".

Etymology 2

  • (highest rank, grade, music): From the initial position of the letter A in the English alphabet.
  • (blood type): From A antigen

Symbol

A

  1. A rank, normally the highest rank, on any of various scales that assign letters.
    We assign each item inspected a rating from A through G, depending on various factors.
    In the UK, the highest social grade is Aupper middle class.
    The only standard brassiere cup size smaller than the A cup is the AA cup.
  2. (education) The highest letter grade assigned (disregarding plusses and minuses).
    I was so happy to get an A on that test.
  3. (music) A tone three fifths above C in the cycle of fifths; the sixth tone of the C major scale; the first note of the minor scale of A minor; the reference tone that occurs at exactly 440 Hz; the printed or written note A; the scale with A as its keynote.
    Orchestras traditionally tune to a concert A.
  4. (medicine) A blood type that has a specific antigen that aggravates the immune response in people with type B antigen in their blood. People with this blood type may receive blood from type A or type O but cannot receive blood from AB or B.
    My blood type is A negative.
  5. (chemistry) Mass number.
  6. (logic) A universal affirmative suggestion.
  7. (historical) Abbreviation of adulterer, adulteress, used as a human brand.
    • 1966 July 30, Ralph McGill, “Today's students aim for humanistic values”, in Latrobe Bulletin, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, page 6:
      Hester Prynne, the historical character in The Scarlet Letter, was exposed and convicted by neighborhood gossip. [...] Gossip continues to brand some young ladies in small towns with this symbolic letter, but in our larger cities one rarely sees young ladies branded with an "A".
  8. Allele dominant.
  9. (chiefly US) Alternative spelling of A.M. (ante meridiem) or AM
Derived terms

Noun

A

  1. Ace. (including in card games)
  2. Acre.
  3. Adult; as used in film rating.
  4. Ammeter.
  5. (physics) Angstrom.
  6. Answer.
  7. (sports) An assist.
  8. (sexuality) Asexual.
  9. (UK, chiefly London) Arsehole.
  10. (weaponry) Atom.
    A-bomb
Synonyms
  • (physics, angstrom): Å
Translations

Adjective

A

  1. (weaponry) Atom; atomic.
Derived terms

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief, William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “A”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford, New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 1.
  2. ^ Christine A. Lindberg, editor (2002), “A”, in The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Spark Publishing, →ISBN, page 1.

Further reading

Acehnese

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Acehnese alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Acheron

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Acheron alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Adzera

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Adzera alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Afar

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Afar alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Afrikaans

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Afrikaans alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Noun

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

  1. A

Albanian

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /a/, /ɑ/

Letter

A (upper case A, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Albanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Alekano

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Alekano alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Alemannic German

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Alemannic German alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Aleut

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Aleut alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Amaimon

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Amaimon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Amarasi

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Amarasi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Ambrak

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Ambrak alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Anal

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Anal alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Angami

Letter

A

  1. The third letter of the Angami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Ankave

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Ankave alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Anuki

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Anuki alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Araki

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Araki alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Aromanian

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Aromanian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Ashéninka Pajonal

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Ashéninka Pajonal alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Assiniboine

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Assiniboine alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Atsahuaca

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Atsahuaca alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Auhelawa

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Auhelawa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Avokaya

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Avokaya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Awara

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Awara alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Azerbaijani

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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Balanta-Kentohe

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Balanta-Kentohe alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Barai

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Barai alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Bari

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Bari alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Basque

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Basque alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Bavarian

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Bavarian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Beja

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Beja alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Bemba

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Bemba alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Blagar

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Blagar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Blin

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Blin alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Brahui

Letter

A

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Brahui alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Breton

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Breton alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Busa

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Busa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Catalan

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Catalan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Central Franconian

Etymology

  • /a/ is from Middle High German a in most closed syllables.
  • /aː/ is from a before certain clusters, in most dialects also in open syllables; in southern Moselle Franconian from ou.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (short) /a/, (long) /aː/

Letter

A

  1. A letter in the German-based alphabet of Central Franconian.
  2. A letter in the Dutch-based alphabet of Central Franconian.

Usage notes

Ch'orti'

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Ch'orti' alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Chachi

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Chachi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Chamorro

Letter

A

  1. The second letter of the Chamorro alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Chechen

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a, Cyrillic А)

  1. The first letter of the Chechen alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Cheyenne

Letter

A (upper case)

  1. The first letter of the Cheyenne alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Chinese

Etymology 1

From the hotkey in many video games associated with the command "attack".

Pronunciation


Verb

A

  1. (slang, neologism) to attack; to assault
  2. (slang, neologism) to pursue romantically

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Etymology 2

Initialism of English available.

Pronunciation

Adjective

A

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, slang) single, open to a relationship
Derived terms

Etymology 3

From the letter A of the English pattern playing cards. Various names exist for this symbol in the spoken language.

Mandarin jiān
From (jiān, “tip”), because the letter A has an upward tip.
Cantonese jin1
Clipping of 煙士烟士 (jin1 si6-2), from English ace.

Pronunciation


Noun

A

  1. (card games) ace (Classifier: ; )
Synonyms

Etymology 4

Pronunciation 1


Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Latin alphabet.

Pronunciation 2

Letter

A

  1. The first letter used in Pinyin.
Usage notes
  • The pronunciation above are only used while referring to letters in Pinyin. They are not used in other context (such as English).

Chiwere

Letter

A (upper case)

  1. The first letter of the Chiwere alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Choctaw

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Choctaw alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Cofán

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Cofán alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Comanche

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Comanche alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Comox

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Comox alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Corsican

Pronunciation

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Corsican alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Crimean Tatar

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Crimean Tatar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Cypriot Arabic

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Cypriot Arabic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Czech

Letter

A

  1. A (the 1st letter in the Czech alphabet)

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Dagbani

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Dagbani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Danish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Danish alphabet, written in the Latin script.
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Etymology 2

Alternative forms

Noun

A n (singular definite A'et, plural indefinite A'er)

  1. The first letter of the Danish alphabet, written in the Latin script.
Inflection

Dinka

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Dinka alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Domari

Letter

A

  1. The second letter of the Domari alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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Duun

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Duun alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Further reading

Egyptian

Romanization

A

  1. Manuel de Codage transliteration of .

Elfdalian

Alternative forms

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Elfdalian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Esan

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Esan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Estonian

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Estonian alphabet, called aa and written in the Latin script.

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Ewe

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Ewe alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Faroese

Letter

A (lower case a)

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

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Fe'fe'

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Fe'fe' alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Fijian

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Fijian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Finnish

Etymology

The Finnish orthography using the Latin script was based on those of Swedish, German and Latin, and was first used in the mid-16th century. No earlier script is known. See the Wikipedia article on Finnish for more information, and A for information on the development of the glyph itself.

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Finnish alphabet, called aa and written in the Latin script.

Derived terms

compounds

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Noun

A

  1. Abbreviation of approbatur.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of a (A (musical note))

Symbol

A

  1. (linguistics) Either the vowel a /ɑ/ or ä /æ/, depending on vowel harmony.

Usage notes

Used in linguistic descriptions in Finnish. For example, a Finnish grammar could use -mA to refer to the suffix -ma (in e.g. osuma) or -mä (in e.g. elämä).

Fon

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Fon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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French

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

Derived terms

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Friulian

Letter

A (upper, lower a)

  1. The first letter of the Friulian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Fula

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Fula alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

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Ga

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Ga alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Gagauz

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Gagauz alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Galician

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Galician alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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German

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the German alphabet, written in the Latin script.
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Noun

A n (strong, genitive A or As, plural A or As)

  1. A
    Von A bis Z.From A to Z.
    Wer A sagt, muss auch B sagen.One who says A must also say B.
Declension

Etymology 2

Noun

A

  1. Abbreviation of A-Dur.
  2. Abbreviation of Ampere.
  3. Abbreviation of Autobahn.
  4. Alternative form of Å (symbol for Ångström)

References

Gilbertese

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Gilbertese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Gimi (Goroka)

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Gimi (Goroka) alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Greenlandic

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Greenlandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Haida

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Haida alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Haitian Creole

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Haitian Creole alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Halkomelem

Letter

A

  1. The thirty-seventh letter of the Halkomelem alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Hausa

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Hausa alphabet, written in the Latin script. followed by B.

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Hawaiian

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Hawaiian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • (letter or phoneme itself): IPA(key):
  • (identifier or musical note): IPA(key): (in the names of major scales; see also a)

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.


Derived terms

See also

References

  1. ^ Siptár, Péter and Miklós Törkenczy. The Phonology of Hungarian. The Phonology of the World’s Languages. Oxford University Press, 2007. →ISBN, p. 280

Hunsrik

Pronunciation

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Hunsrik alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Hupa

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Hupa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Icelandic

Letter

A (lower case a)

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

Noun

A n

  1. Abbreviation of austur (east).

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Ido

Letter

A (lower case a)

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

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Igbo

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Igbo alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Inari Sami

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Inari Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Indonesian

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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Ingrian

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Ingrian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Interlingua

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Interlingua alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Inupiaq

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Inupiaq alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Irish

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Irish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian

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Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Italian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Jarai

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Jarai alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Juǀ'hoan

Letter

A

  1. The ninety-sixth letter of the Juǀ'hoan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kabyle

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Kabyle alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kaingang

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Kaingang alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kakabai

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Kakabai alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kalo Finnish Romani

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Kalo Finnish Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

References

  1. ^ Kimmo Granqvist (2011) “Aakkoset [Alphabet]”, in Lyhyt Suomen romanikielen kielioppi [Consice grammar of Finnish Romani]‎ (in Finnish), Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten keskus, →ISBN, →ISSN, retrieved February 6, 2022, pages 1-2

Kanuri

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Kanuri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Karakalpak

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Karakalpak alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Karelian

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Karelian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kari'na

Letter

A

  1. A letter of the Kari'na alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kashaya

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Kashaya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kashubian

Etymology

The Kashubian orthography is based on the Latin alphabet. No earlier script is known. See the Kashubian alphabet article on Wikipedia for more, and A for development of the glyph itself.

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Kashubian alphabet, called A and written in the Latin script.

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Kawésqar

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Kawésqar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Khakas

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Khakas alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kikuyu

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Kikuyu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kobon

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Kobon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Krio

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Krio alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Kwak'wala

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Kwak'wala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lakota

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Lakota alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Latgalian

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Latgalian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Latin

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Α (A, alpha), likely through Etruscan.

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. (sometimes with littera) The first letter of the Latin alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

Descendants

  • Norwegian Bokmål: A

See also

References

  • A in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
and in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Latvian

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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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

Letter

A

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Latvian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Lingala

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Lingala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lithuanian

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Lithuanian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian

Letter

A (lower case a)

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

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Lou

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Lou alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Lower Sorbian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Luxembourgish alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.
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Etymology 2

From Old High German ouga, from Proto-Germanic *augô, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see). The phonetic development in Luxembourgish is regular: Old High German -ou- becomes -ā-; intervocalic -g- is lost; word-final short vowels are apocopated.

Noun

A n (plural Aen)

  1. eye
    Ech hunn eppes am A.
    I have something in my eye.

Etymology 3

From Middle High German ouwe, from Old High German ouwa, from Proto-Germanic *awjō. Cognate with German Aue, English eyot, Icelandic ey, Danish ø, Swedish ö.

Noun

A f (plural Aen)

  1. (only used in place names) floodplain, meadow

Malagasy

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Malagasy alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Malay

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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Maltese

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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Mampruli

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Mampruli alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mankanya

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Mankanya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Manx

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Manx alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Maori

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Maori alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mapudungun

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Mapudungun alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Marba

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Marba alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Marshallese

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Marshallese alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Maskelynes

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Maskelynes alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Massachusett

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Massachusett alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mayoyao Ifugao

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Mayoyao Ifugao alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mecayapan Nahuatl

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Mecayapan Nahuatl alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mohawk

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Mohawk alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Moore

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Moore alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Muinane

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Muinane alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Muong

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Muong alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Nauruan

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Nauruan alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Navajo alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Nisga'a

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Nisga'a alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Noon

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Noon alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Nootka

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Nootka alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Northern Kurdish

Letter

A (lowercase a)

  1. The first letter of the Northern Kurdish alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Northern Sami

Pronunciation

This entry needs pronunciation information. If you are familiar with the IPA then please add some!

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Northern Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian Bokmål

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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The letter A from the Norwegian alphabet.

Etymology

From Latin A, from Ancient Greek Α (A, alpha), likely through the Etruscan language, from Phoenician 𐤀 (ʾ), from Proto-Canaanite , from Proto-Sinaitic , from Egyptian 𓃾 representing the head of an ox.

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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Noun

A m (definite singular A-en, indefinite plural A-er, definite plural A-ene)

  1. the letter A
  2. (horology) symbol for avance
  3. (physics) symbol for ampere
  4. (physics) symbol for massetall (nucleon number)

Anagrams

Norwegian Nynorsk

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Norwegian Nynorsk alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Noun

A m (definite singular A-en, indefinite plural A-ar, definite plural A-ane)

  1. letter A

Nuer

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Nuer alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Nupe

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /a/, (after /n/ or /m/) /ã/

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Nupe alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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O'odham

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the O'odham alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Occitan

Letter

A (lowercase a)

  1. The first letter of the Occitan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Okanagan

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Okanagan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Paraguayan Guaraní

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Paraguayan Guaraní alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Plautdietsch

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Plautdietsch alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

Plautdietsch has no standard orthography but this is by far the most widely used alphabet.

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Polish

Etymology

The Polish orthography is based on the Latin alphabet. No earlier script is known. See the history of Polish orthography article on Wikipedia for more, and A for development of the glyph itself.

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Polish alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Noun

A m (plural As)

  1. Alternative form of á

Q'eqchi

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Q'eqchi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Rohingya

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Rohingya alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romani

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Romanian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Ronga

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Ronga alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Rotokas

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Rotokas alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Rotuman

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Rotuman alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Saafi-Saafi

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Saafi-Saafi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Saanich

Pronunciation

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Samoan

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Samoan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Samogitian

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Samogitian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Sango

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Sango alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Scots

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑː/, /ɔː/
  • (Northern, Insular) IPA(key): /aː/

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Scots alphabet, called aw and written in the Latin script.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English a, an unstressed form of I, itself a reduced form of ik, ic, from Old English ic, from Proto-West Germanic *ik, from Proto-Germanic *ek (I, pronoun), from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Pronoun

A

  1. I (first-person singular pronoun)

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References

Scottish Gaelic

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Scottish Gaelic alphabet, written in the Latin script. It is followed by b. Its traditional name is ailm (elm).

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Serbo-Croatian

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Serbo-Croatian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Serer

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Serer alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Seri

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Seri alphabet, called ha and written in the Latin script.

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References

  • Moser, Mary B., Marlett, Stephen A. (2010) Comcaac quih yaza quih hant ihiip hac: cmiique iitom - cocsar iitom - maricaana iitom [Seri-Spanish-English Dictionary], 2nd edition, Hermosillo: Plaza y Valdés Editores, →ISBN, page 37.

Shilluk

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Shilluk alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Shona

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Shona alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Silesian

Etymology

The Silesian orthography is based on the Latin alphabet. No earlier script is known. See the Silesian language article on Wikipedia for more, and A for development of the glyph itself.

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Silesian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

Letter

A (lower case a)

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

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Slovak

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Slovak alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Further reading

  • A”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Slovene

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Etymology

From Gay's Latin alphabet A, from Czech alphabet A, from the Etruscan letter 𐌀 (a), from the Ancient Greek letter Α (A, alpha), derived from the Phoenician letter 𐤀 (ʾ, aleph), from the Egyptian hieroglyph 𓃾.

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme, tonal variety): IPA(key): /áː/, /àː/, /ʌ́/, /a/, ,
  • (phoneme, non-tonal variety): IPA(key): /aː/, /a/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /àː/, /áː/
  • Audio (letter name, non-tonal):(file)
  • Rhymes: -aː
  • Homophone: a

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Slovene alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. The first letter of the Slovene alphabet (Resian), written in the Latin script.
  3. The first letter of the Slovene alphabet (Natisone Valley dialect), written in the Latin script.

Noun

Ā m inan

  1. The name of the Latin script letter A / a.

Inflection

  • Overall more common
The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Masculine inan., soft o-stem
nom. sing. Ā
gen. sing. Ā-ja
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
Ā Ā-ja Ā-ji
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
Ā-ja Ā-jev Ā-jev
dative
(dajȃlnik)
Ā-ju Ā-jema Ā-jem
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
Ā Ā-ja Ā-je
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
Ā-ju Ā-jih Ā-jih
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
Ā-jem Ā-jema Ā-ji
  • More common when with a definite adjective
Masculine inan., no endings
nom. sing. Ā
gen. sing. Ā
singular dual plural
nominative Ā Ā Ā
accusative Ā Ā Ā
genitive Ā Ā Ā
dative Ā Ā Ā
locative Ā Ā Ā
instrumental Ā Ā Ā

Derived terms

See also

Further reading

  • A”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Somali

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /æ/, /ɑ/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ʔæ/

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Somali alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • The twenty-third letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by Y and followed by E.

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Southern Sami

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Southern Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Spanish

Etymology 1

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.
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Etymology 2

Abbreviation of alfil.

Noun

A m (uncountable)

  1. (chess) bishop
    • 1997, Anatoly Karpov, EL AJEDREZ. Aprender y progresar, page 24:
      19. Ac4xd5, Ab7xd5
      19. Bc4xd5, Bb7xd5
    • 1998, Benito López Esnaola, Ajedrez a la ciega, page 87:
      Tae1, Ae6
      Rae1, Be6
    • 2006, Antonio Lopez Manzano, Joan Segura Vila, “Los Errores en la Apertura. Las celadas.”, in Iniciación al ajedrez, volume 59, page 79:
      Veamos un ejemplo: 1. e4, e5; 2. Cf3, Cc6; 3. Ac4, Cd4?
      Let's look at an example: 1. e4, e5; 2. Nf3, Nc6; 3. Bc4, Nd4?

Squamish

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Squamish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Swedish

Letter

A (name a, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Swedish alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Symbol

A

  1. (SAB) books and libraries
    Meronyms: Aa, Ab, Ac, Ad, Ae, Af
  2. (zoning, dated) allmänt ändamål (public purpose); all operations with a public body as principal
    Holonym: detaljplan

Adjective

A

  1. indication of being of a higher rank, successful
    Antonym: B

Derived terms

Noun

A

  1. (2011–) the highest grade in the current grade system
    Coordinate terms: A, B, C, D, E
  2. (1897–1962) the highest grade in the older grade system
    Synonyms: stora A, berömligt
    Coordinate terms: A, a, AB, Ba, B, BC, B?, C
  3. (1820–1897) the highest grade in the oldest grade system
    Synonym: berömlig insikt
    Coordinate terms: A, B, C, D

Tagalog

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish A. Each pronunciation has a different source:

  • Filipino alphabet pronunciation is influenced by English A.
  • Abakada alphabet pronunciation is influenced by Baybayin character (a).
  • Abecedario pronunciation is from Spanish A.

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Tagalog)
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔej/ (letter name, Filipino alphabet)
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔa/ (letter name, Abakada alphabet, Abecedario)
      • Rhymes: -a
    • IPA(key): /ˈa/ (phoneme, stressed)
      • Rhymes: -a
    • IPA(key): /a/ (phoneme, unstressed)
  • Syllabification: A

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜌ᜔)

  1. The first letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Filipino alphabet), called ey and written in the Latin script.

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a, Baybayin spelling )

  1. The first letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Abakada alphabet), called a and written in the Latin script.
  2. (historical) The first letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Abecedario), called a and written in the Latin script.

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Tahitian

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Tahitian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Tatar

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. the 1st letter of Jaꞑalif

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Tày

Pronunciation

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Tày alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Tetum

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Tetum alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Tigon Mbembe

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Tigon Mbembe alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Tlingit

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Tlingit alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Tongan

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Tongan alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Tonkawa

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Tonkawa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Tuareg

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Tuareg alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Tundra Nenets

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Tundra Nenets alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Turkish

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Turkish alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Turkmen

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Tyap

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Tyap alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Ubykh

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Ubykh alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Udihe

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Udihe alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Upper Sorbian

Letter

A (lower case a, upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Upper Sorbian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Uzbek

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Uzbek alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Venda

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Venda alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Veps

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Veps alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Interjection

A!

  1. hah!

Vilamovian

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Vilamovian alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Volapük

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Volapük alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Võro

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Võro alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Votic

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Votic alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Wakhi

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Wakhi alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Walloon

Pronunciation

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Walloon alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Welsh alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script. It is followed by B.

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Mutation

  • A cannot be mutated but, being a vowel, does take h-prothesis, for example with the word afal (apple):
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
afal unchanged unchanged hafal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

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

West Frisian

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the West Frisian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Winnebago

Letter

A (lower case a)

  1. The first letter of the Winnebago alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Xârâcùù

Pronunciation

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Xârâcùù alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Xhosa

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Xhosa alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Yámana

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Yámana alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Yele

Letter

A

  1. The second letter of the Yele alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Yoruba

Pronunciation

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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Zarma

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Zarma alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Zazaki

Letter

A

  1. The first letter of the Zazaki alphabet, called a and written in the Latin script.

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Zulu

Letter

A (upper case, lower case a)

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

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