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LATIN CAPITAL LETTER E

Translingual

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Etymology

From the Etruscan letter ? (e, "e"), from the Ancient Greek letter ? (E, "epsilon"), derived from the Phoenician letter ?(h, "he"), from the Egyptian hieroglyph ?.

Letter

E (lower case e)

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

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Symbol

E

  1. (sciences, computing) Symbol separating mantissa from the exponent in scientific notation.
    2E5 = 2 × 105
  2. (computing) Hexadecimal symbol for 14.
  3. (physics) Energy.
  4. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for glutamic acid
  5. (mathematics) expectation function
  6. Abbreviation of exa-.

Synonyms

  • (scientific notation): e

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Other representations of E:


English

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme, usually): IPA(key): /?/, /i:/, or silent
  • (file)
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /i:/
  • Rhymes: -i:
  • (Chinese state): IPA(key): /?/
  • Rhymes: -?

Etymology 1

From Middle English and Old English upper case letter E and split of Æ, EA, EO, and OE, from five 7th century replacements of Anglo-Saxon Futhorcs by Latin letters:

  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ? (e) Old English letter E, from replacement by Latin letter E of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ? (e).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ? (æ) Old English letter Æ from replacement by Latin ligature Æ of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ? (æ).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ? (ea) Old English digraph EA, from replacement by Latin digraph EA of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ? (ea).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ? (?o) Old English digraph EO from replacement by Latin digraph EO of Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ? (?o).
  • Anglo-Saxon Futhorc ? (oe) Old English letter OE from replacement by Latin ligature OE of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ? (oe).

Letter

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

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

Number

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

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Etymology 2

Abbreviation.

Symbol

E

  1. (ESRB rating) Abbreviation of everyone.
  2. East.

Proper noun

E

  1. Abbreviation of Europe.
Derived terms

Noun

E (plural Es)

  1. (slang) The illicit drug ecstasy (MDMA), particularly in pill form.
    • 1995, Jarvis Cocker (lyrics), "Sorted For E's and Wizz", in Different Class, performed by Pulp:
      And I don't quite understand just what this feeling is / But that's okay cause we're all sorted out for E's and wizz
  2. (especially in LGBT contexts) The hormone estrogen/estradiol. (Contrast T, testosterone.)
  3. The grade below D in some grading systems. In most such systems, it is a failing grade.
    • 1999, Julian Stallabrass, High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s, Verso, ->ISBN, page 25,
      In line with this, he is marketed not only as a mental innocent, but as a class primitive, someone who only got an E in A-level art [...]
    • a2003, Rick, quoted in Linda MacDowell, Redundant Masculinities?: Employment Change and White Working Class Youth, Blackwell Publishing (2003), ->ISBN, page 198,
      My results weren't that great, to be honest. I weren't right happy with them; I got an E in Maths and that were a surprise, but I did get a B in Technology – that were all right.
    • 2005, S. J. Smith, Joe Public, Virtualbookworm Publishing, ->ISBN, page 125,
      Not really, but perhaps I'd have got an 'E' in Tech Drawing no matter how much I'd asserted myself. Maybe Mr. Pinkerton would have seen to it that my exam paper was tampered with. A spot of teacher to student revenge.
    • 2005, Craig Taylor, Light, Reverb, ->ISBN, page 103,
      But she didn't get the bit about my accidental artistic career, "But you can't draw love. You got an E in your exam. I remember that. You drew that onion that looked like a boil."
  4. Abbreviation of episode. (installment of a series)
    The pilot episode is S01E01.
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Etymology 3

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From Mandarin ? (È).

Proper noun

E

  1. (abbreviation) Hubei province, China
  2. (historical) A state in ancient China of varying location in present-day Shanxi, Henan, and Hubei.
  3. (historical) Its capital, also known as Echeng and Ezhou.
  4. A surname​.

Etymology 4

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From E .

Proper noun

E

  1. A Tai-Chinese mixed language spoken primarily in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, Guangxi, China; Kjang E.
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Etymology 5

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Unknown.

Proper noun

E

  1. A river in the Highlands of Scotland.

Afar

Letter

E

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

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Azerbaijani

Letter

E upper case (lower case e)

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

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Basque

Pronunciation

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Letter

E (capital, lowercase e)

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

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Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

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Noun

E

  1. Abbreviation of eosto ("east").

Estonian

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Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

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Finnish

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

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Noun

E

  1. Abbreviation of eximia cum laude approbatur.

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

E

  1. Abbreviation of est; east

Noun

E m

  1. Abbreviation of est; east

Letter

E

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

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Galician

Noun

E

  1. leste (east)

Synonyms

  • (east): L

German

Pronunciation

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

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Hungarian

Pronunciation

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

Declension

Possessive forms of E
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. E-m E-im
2nd person sing. E-d E-id
3rd person sing. E-je E-i
1st person plural E-nk E-ink
2nd person plural E-tek E-itek
3rd person plural E-jük E-ik

Derived terms

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Ido

Letter

E (lower case e)

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

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Italian

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Pronunciation

Letter

E m or f (lower case e)

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

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Latvian

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Etymology

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. M?lenbahs, 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

E

E (upper case, lower 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 ?/?) represent two sounds, [?] -- ?aurais e ("narrow e") -- and [æ] -- platais e ("broad e"). In principle, [?] is used when there is a palatal element (the vowels i, ?, e, ?, the diphthongs ie, ei, and the palatal consonants j, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, d?, and, in the old spelling, ?) 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 -- [?] or [æ] -- must be memorized.

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Malay

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Pronunciation

Letter

E

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

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Portuguese

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

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Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

Usage notes

At the beginnings of many words, this letter takes on the sound of /je/ as in este (/'je.ste/). This does not happen when the preceding word ends in a consonant, as in el este (/jel'es.te/).

The digraph ea represents the diphthong /e?a/ or the monophthong /æ/, as in prea (/præ/).

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Saanich

Pronunciation

Letter

E

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

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Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

Letter

E (lower case e)

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

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Slovene

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Pronunciation

Letter

E (capital, lowercase e)

  1. The sixth letter of the Slovene alphabet, written in the Latin script. Preceded by D and followed by F.

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Somali

Pronunciation

Letter

E upper case (lower case e)

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

Usage notes

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by A and followed by I.

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Spanish

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

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Noun

E m

  1. Abbreviation of este; east

Turkish

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

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Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The eighth letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh

Pronunciation

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

  1. The seventh letter of the Welsh alphabet, called e and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by Dd and followed by F.

Mutation

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

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Further reading

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

Zulu

Letter

E (upper case, lower case e)

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

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